SamSam ransomware variant hits Colorado transportation agency and demands bitcoin

February 23, 2018


Colorado Department of Transportation employees resorted to pen and paper on Wednesday after nasty ransomware hijacked computer files and demanded payment in bitcoin for their safe return. Security officials didn’t flinch and shut down more than 2,000 employee computers while they investigated the attack.

Double ouch!

Only employee computers — running Windows and equipped with McAfee security software — were impacted.

- Art


Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured Posts

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square

DirSec Inc.

P: 1-800-741-0354 F: 720-294-9928 
PO Box 6247 Broomfield, CO 80021 USA