May 22, 2022

Toledo, OH: Cybersecurity Incident Cripples Library Computer Systems

UPDATE (November 15, 2021) Library Network Back Online After Cybersecurity Scare (via The Blade)


UPDATE (November 11, 2021) As of 6:00 p.m. and other computer systems remain offline. For updates follow @ToledoLibrary on Twitter.


UPDATE (November 9, 2021) Toledo Lucas County Public Library Refuses to Divulge Details on Cybersecurity Situation (via The Blade)

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From The Blade:

A cybersecurity incident has knocked out the Toledo Lucas County Public Library website and computer systems for the second day in a row, and officials are unsure when service might be restored.

Stephanie Elton, the library’s assistant manager of communications, innovation, and strategy, said the service outage happened because of a “targeted cybersecurity incident, which remains under investigation by forensic experts.”

It is yet unknown how long it would take to resolve the issue and restore the network, she said.

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