INCIDENT: Cyberattack Paralyzes Operations at Suffolk County Offices in NY

Since September 8, Suffolk County has been trying to recover from a cyberattack by a ransomware group known as “ALPHV” or “BlackCat.” The attack disabled the county’s 911 system as well as other services. The county reverted to older methods for handling essential county operations, dispatching, and paying bills. Real estate industry was most impacted by the cyberattack. Access was cut off to key records required in property sales transactions.

Incident Date

September 8, 2022

Location

United States

Estimated Cost

unknown at this time

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

References:

  • “BlackCat” attempts to up the pressure on Suffolk County; starts to leak data?
  • Cyber Snafu: Suffolk Ransomware Attack Ripples Across County

Industries:

Impacts

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