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Ransomware Attack List: Cities, Municipalities and Government Agencies


Ransomware attacks have hit at least 170 county, city, or state government systems  since 2013, and 22 of those attacks occurred in the first half of 2019, according to The U.S. Conference of Mayors. We're checking to see if those malware attack statistics represent U.S. or global figures.

Here's a sampling of ransomware attacks that have hit specific cities, towns and government organizations. Keep checking the list for ongoing updates:

Amid the continued attacks, The U.S. Conference of Mayors has vowed to no longer pay ransomware demands from hackers. We'll be watching to see if the mayors hold true to that commitment.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.