Cyber Attacks Hit in Massachusetts and South Carolina

Lowell, which is Massachusetts’ fourth largest city, discovered a cyber intrusion early last week, and its response saw many city systems taken offline. Meanwhile, Spartanburg County, S.C., was struck by ransomware, too.

Spartanburg County, S.C., — a community of roughly 327,000 residents — suffered a ransomware attack last week, according to The Record. Essential services like 911 and emergency communications remained intact, a spokesperson told the publication. As of April 28, law enforcement was working on investigation and recovery, and the city had hired a cybersecurity firm.

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Source: Government Technology