May 22, 2022

An Indiana Public Library Recovers From Ransomware Attack

Below are reports about a recent ransomware incident at the Brownsburg Public Library in Indiana. Brownsburg is located about 15 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

From WRTV (Indianapolis):

The attack happened on June 26th.

Library Director Denise Robinson said their computers did a “windows update” which activated the ransomware.


Robinson said the library already had all of the recommended security measures in place, but the attack was so sophisticated that it took out the library’s backup system as well.


The library paid to receive the code to unlock the system, but Robinson said they are still trying to recover some of the lost information.

See Also: Full Text of Statement From Brownsburg Public Library

See Also: Brownsburg Public Library and Marion County Fairgrounds Hit by Ransomware Attacks (via Fox 59)

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