Augusta officials confirm hackers breached system, causing widespread outage
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The fog appears to be lifting a little. They did the correct thing, disconnecting so they could assess the extent. Good Job !! Now about, LAST week ??
To bad they couldn’t find Hardie’s credit card receipts…
Hardie was deleting them…
If having the broken ARC government network means the commission cannot meet, vote, and spend our money, just let it be.
Mayor Johnson can you say FBI?
Notice the wording that they were the “victim” – instead of admitting to failure in their responsibility to protect public information and serve the public!
Don’t go there just yet. I’m still awaiting my email response. We have two different outages, and I need to know the particulars, before I am willing to jump in with both feet.
Please tell me you have a full backup of all programs and data, PRIOR to the FIRST breach? Then tell me you have it fully secured, off site or in its own secured cloud.
Now as well as an ongoing internal controls and operational audit, you need an in depth technology and systems audit.
A billion dollar enterprise funded by local, state and federal tax payers money deserves no less.
The first breach was probably the test run. Second breach they got what they wanted.
Apparently the city is being held hostage for 50 million. https://www.wfxg.com/story/48971896/fox54-exclusive-augusta-held-hostage-in-ransomware-attack
Why would anyone be surprised with this hack. The city/county so called leadership has never properly exercised their fiduciary responsibilities. For the most part, they are a group of narcissists with no moral nor intellectual compass. They oppose a forensic audit because turning on the light will make all the roaches scurry for cover. When you live in a glass house you can’t cast stones. This particular house happens to have blackout windows. The decent, caring Commissioners are disrespected, threatened and ignored. Look for more “fees” and other robbery moves to go along with the finger pointing and another consultant hiring to do the jobs of the department heads. Dysfunction Junction!!