Ransomware attack sends City of Del Rio back to the days of pen and paper

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Officials based at the City of Del Rio, in Texas, were forced to abandon electronic services and switch to pen and paper after a ransomware attack effectively closed down City Hall servers.

City representatives disclosed the cyberattack last week. The city was struck by the ransomware on Thursday, leading to all servers being disabled to prevent further spread.

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Del Rio’s Management Information Services (MIS) department then attempted to isolate the malware by turning off all Internet connections for other city departments.

In turn, this prevented any members of staff from logging into government systems.

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As a result, employees of each department


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