INCIDENT: MA Utility, Reading Municipal Light Department, Hit By Ransomware

A Massachusetts electric utility was a ransomware attack victim late last month.
The Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) suffered a ransomware infection Feb. 21, the Reading, MA-based electric utility said in a statement. RMLD did not disclose the details on how their system was infected or the demands of the group behind the malware. There was also no indication of plans to pay ransom to the threat actors.
RMLD has been operating for 125 years, and is serving more than 29,000 residential and commercial customers.

Incident Date

February 21, 2020


United States

Estimated Cost


Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified


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  • MA Utility Hit By Ransomware


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