June 24, 2021

Maryland: 600 Anne Arundel County Library Computers Affected by “Emotet” Virus

From the Capital Gazette:

About 600 Anne Arundel County Library computers were exposed to a computer virus, prompting officials to take the computers out of service and ask customers to monitor personal information for fraudulent activity.

It was announced Saturday that the computers were exposed to a virus called Emotet, which targets users through sophisticated email ruses. The nearly 600 computers make up all of the libary’s computers, public and staff, though officials don’t know how many of those computers were infected during the exposure.

The 4,768 customers who have used public computers since Sept. 17, logged in with a library card, are being notified of the incident. The machines have been taken out of service.

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See Also: Full Text of Anne Arundel County Library Statement

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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