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Indiana county targeted in malware assault on computers

Vigo County Commissioner Judith Anderson says commissioners were informed of a "ransomware" attack early Tuesday.

Posted: Jul 23, 2019 9:11 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Officials of an Indiana county say they are trying to determine the extent of a malware attack on the county's computers.

Vigo County Commissioner Judith Anderson says commissioners were informed of a "ransomware" attack early Tuesday.

Information technology department director Jeremy Snowden says he is not completely sure what virus was used in the attack, adding the county has not received a request for money. He also says it isn't known if vital information has been compromised.

Commissioner Brad Anderson says the county is working with a computer security provider to investigate the extent of the attack.

LaPorte County in northwest Indiana was the target of a ransomware attack earlier this month, paying $132,000 to regain control of its computers.

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