Toledo, OH: Cybersecurity Incident Cripples Library Computer Systems
UPDATE (November 15, 2021) Library Network Back Online After Cybersecurity Scare (via The Blade)
UPDATE (November 9, 2021) Toledo Lucas County Public Library Refuses to Divulge Details on Cybersecurity Situation (via The Blade)
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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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. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.