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Ransomware virus knocks out Durham police computers
"My understanding is that all computers at the police department are inoperable until we are able to isolate the virus," Town Administrator Todd Selig said Friday afternoon. Area police departments in Strafford and Rockingham counties did not appear to have been struck with similar infections, according to Selig and local police.
The virus quickly overtook the department's computer system within hours. Widespread issues were reported within the department's computer system Friday morning.
Selig said another document, which usually demands a ransom of between $5,000 to $10,000 to unlock infected files was not opened.
Vincent took the entire police department's computer system offline to disinfect and segregate it from the town's other servers, according to Selig.
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