On Monday, the Office of Technology Services, which operates the state’s IT systems, discovered that ransomware affected some state servers. In response, security and IT teams took several websites and other online services offline to keep the ransomware from spreading to more agencies, according to Edwards, who posted updates on his Twitter account.
“The majority of the service interruption seen by employees and the public yesterday was due to our aggressive actions to combat the attack,” Jay Dardenne, commissioner of administration, said Tuesday. “We are confident we did not have any lost data, and we appreciate the public’s patience as we continue to bring services online over the next few days.”
The state did not pay the ransom that the attackers demanded, instead relying on back-up systems to restore affected online services and state websites, the governor said.
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