Ransomware Hits MO City

August 13, 2021

INCIDENT

A ransomware attack shut down the city of Joplin, MO, government’s computer system in early July, city officials said last week.
While the debate on whether to pay the ransom rages, an insurer paid $320,000 to someone not identified, to keep any sensitive information obtained as a result of the cyberattack from being exposed, City Manager Nick Edwards said in the statement.

Incident Date

July 2, 2021

Estimated Cost

An insurer paid $320,000 to someone not identified.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified

Industries

Government

Impacts