Cyberattack Paralyzes Operations at Suffolk County Offices in NY

October 10, 2022


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

Estimated Cost

unknown at this time

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source