City of Knoxville shuts down network after ransomware attack

The City of Knoxville, Tennessee, was forced to shut down its entire computer network following a ransomware attack that took place overnight and targeted the city’s offices.

Knoxville has a population of over 180,000, it’s Tennessee’s third-largest city after Nashville and Memphis, and it’s also part of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a reported population of almost 870,000 in 2015.

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Source: Bleeping Computer