Report: “600 Computers Taken Down After Florida Library Cyberattack”
From Bleeping Computer:
600 staff and public access computers were taken down at Volusia County Public Library (VCPL) branches from Daytona Beach, Florida, following a cyberattack that started around 7 AM on January 9.
“The county’s technology staff were immediately notified and coordinated recovery efforts with library staff,” an official statement says.
“Approximately 50 computers are back online, enabling library staff to perform patron business, such as checking books in and out, and making reservations.”
The library’s ability to conduct daily business was not affected in the incident allowing patrons to take out books and other library materials.
“The county is conducting an investigation and more information will be available at a later date,” VCPL staff also said.
See Also: California: Contra Costa County Library Services Impacted by Ransomware Attack
UPDATE January 21, 2020, 8 a.m. Eastern: Network Services Remain Offline
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.