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Ransomware Attack Wipes Out Police and Fire Department Data

The city of Riverside’s Police and Fire department has been hit by a ransomware attack once again – This means the department has come under cyber attack for the second time in the last few weeks.

Previously, the same department was under ransomware attack on April 23rd, 2018, in which unknown hackers compromised its computer systems and locked sensitive data including records containing information about ongoing investigations.

However, on May 3rd, hackers targeted Ohio’s Riverside police and fire servers once again and infected its system with malware. The news of this attack was only made public on Thursday, May 10 when the U.S. Secret Service agents begin their investigations into the attack.

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