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New Orleans leaders share lessons from 2019 cyberattack

On Dec 18, 2020
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CIO Kimberly LaGrue said early and intensive preparations were key to preventing disaster and recovering without paying a ransom to the hackers.

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One year on from a cyberattack that could have crippled its systems, New Orleans officials say planning and partnerships were key to avoiding disaster. https://t.co/ddIm12NREW
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New Orleans leaders share lessons from 2019 cyberattack

New Orleans leaders share lessons from 2019 cyberattack

CIO Kimberly LaGrue said early and intensive preparations were key to preventing disaster and recovering without paying a ransom to the hackers.

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency after the city was hit with a cyberattack that forced officials to shutdown all government computers

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency after the city was hit with a cyberattack that forced officials to shutdown all government computers

The city of New Orleans declared a state of emergency after their computer systems were hit with a cyberattack on Friday morning. The announcement came from Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

New Orleans hit by ransomware, city employees told to turn off computers

New Orleans hit by ransomware, city employees told to turn off computers

After Atlanta and Baltimore, another major US city grapples with a ransomware attack.

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency in wake of city cyberattack

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency in wake of city cyberattack

Suspicious activity was detected at 5 a.m. and an investigation revealed it was a cyberattack at 11 a.m.

New Orleans is in a state of emergency following a cyberattack

New Orleans is in a state of emergency following a cyberattack

Mayor LaToya Cantrell declared the state of emergency on Friday, but told journalists that no city employee data had been compromised.

New Orleans cyber attack ‘triggered by phishing email’

New Orleans cyber attack ‘triggered by phishing email’

Reports suggest the ransomware attack has already cost New Orleans over $1 million and that the city will increase cyber-insurance coverage to $10 million in its wake.

Emergency declarations improve cyberattack recovery, report says

Emergency declarations improve cyberattack recovery, report says

A new report from Moody’s says Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards minimized damage by declaring a statewide emergency after a ransomware attack last month.

New Orleans city government under cyberattack; workers told to turn off, unplug computers

New Orleans city government under cyberattack; workers told to turn off, unplug computers

Workers in New Orleans City Hall were told a cyberattack has struck the city government, multiple sources said on Friday.

Louisiana Calls Out National Guard to Fight Ransomware Surge

Louisiana Calls Out National Guard to Fight Ransomware Surge

An investigation showed a custom backdoor RAT and the Emotet trojan in the networks of municipal victims of the attacks.

New Orleans' Mission: Clean 4,000 Computers in 48 Hours

New Orleans' Mission: Clean 4,000 Computers in 48 Hours

New Orleans is setting an aggressive pace to restore services after a ransomware attack crippled the city’s IT systems: fixing more than 450 servers and 3,500

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency after cyberattack

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency after cyberattack

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) declared a state of emergency in the city on Friday following a cyberattack.

Louisiana Governor Urges Officials to Ready for Cyberattacks

Louisiana Governor Urges Officials to Ready for Cyberattacks

Gov. John Bel Edwards called on Louisiana’s local government leaders to protect their data, reminding them of recent cyberattacks across the state and saying they’re likely to face such a ...

Analysis: Louisiana cyberattack disrupts, but not worst-case

Analysis: Louisiana cyberattack disrupts, but not worst-case

A recent ransomware hit on Louisiana’s state government computer servers serves as an indication of the new normal, where technology officials are always trying to combat the latest ...

New Orleans has declared a state of emergency after a cyberattack

New Orleans has declared a state of emergency after a cyberattack

The city told its employees to shut down their computers as a precaution this weekend after an attempted cyberattack on Friday.The news: New Orleans spotted suspicious activity in its ...

Cyberattack strikes Watertown schools

Cyberattack strikes Watertown schools

The Watertown (N.Y.) city school district is the latest to be hit with a cyberattack.

Louisiana declares state of emergency after cyberattack

Louisiana declares state of emergency after cyberattack

In the latest cyberattack against a government, Louisiana has been forced to declare a state of emergency after a cybersecurity breach.

Ransomware Again Strikes Louisiana, Forcing Server Shutdowns

Ransomware Again Strikes Louisiana, Forcing Server Shutdowns

The state, which just suffered a large-scale coordinated attack in July, was forced to take a majority of its state servers offline to mitigate the risk of the malware's infection ...

Louisiana State Government Hit by Ransomware Attack Forcing Server Shutdowns

Louisiana State Government Hit by Ransomware Attack Forcing Server Shutdowns

The state government of Louisiana hit by a major ransomware attack which forced it to take several state agency servers offline.