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‘Enterprise as Traditional’ in Suffolk Whereas County Investigates Cyber ​​Safety Intrusion

All authorities companies are working whereas Suffolk County investigates a cyber safety intrusion of its on-line techniques, County Government Steve Bellone stated on Tuesday.

The cyber intrusion was found on Thursday, at which era the county quickly shut down its e mail addresses and net purposes, together with its web site, out of “an abundance of warning,” Bellone stated.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the techniques have been nonetheless offline. The county has, nevertheless, changed the web site with a short lived touchdown web page that’s serving as a listing of different e mail addresses to contact for every division. Crucial emergency companies, reminiscent of 911 and 311, have been absolutely operational all through.

“We’re doing every part we are able to even on this difficult circumstance to maintain it enterprise as standard for residents,” Bellone stated throughout a information convention on Tuesday. “Residents can nonetheless count on the identical companies that they depend on.”

Bellone famous that investigators within the county’s Division of Info Expertise and outdoors cyber safety specialists detected malware within the system that “has the hallmarks of ransomware,” however the investigation is ongoing.

New York State Police troopers are aiding the Suffolk County Police Division to conduct “enterprise as standard,” together with fingerprinting and operating knowledge at visitors stops, amongst different duties.

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