(TNS) — Clicking on an unsolicited email attachment is just one way a computer hacker can infiltrate a network and cause all sorts of harm.
When a cybersecurity breach hits business or government computers, the result can be costly.
In many cases, the hacker demands payment to free the data that they’ve locked through a ransomware attack. That’s what Fayette County Commissioners are dealing with after a hacker got into the Fayette County system recently.
According to the Record-Herald, an AIM Media publication, 26 computer servers had to be rebuilt.
The problem of cybersecurity is on the minds of local government officials. At stake is a treasure trove of personal information that, in the wrong hands, could lead to identity theft or worse.
Lima Mayor David Berger commended Lima City Council, which recently approved the new position of IT Manager who would oversee the city’s computer infrastructure.