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Internet: State of emergency in New Orleans after cyber attack


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New Orleans (dpa) - A state of emergency has been declared in the US metropolis of New Orleans due to a cyber attack. According to media reports, Mayor LaToya Cantrell decided to take the measure after a massive cyber attack was registered in the city administration's networks. As a security measure, the city's servers were shut down, among other things. So-called ransomware has been discovered on some computers, with which computers are blocked and only released again against payment. It is not known who is behind the attack.

Source: zeit

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