City of Augusta 1:0 BlackByte – the mayor of the city solemnly announced the victory over hackers
Residents still do not understand whether they should worry about their data.
Nearly 2 months after the BlackByte cyberattack, which brought the computer systems of the city of Augusta to a halt , all systems have been restored and are operating normally. About this publication FOX54 reported mayor Garnett Johnson, adding that an investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
Even though Augusta’s operations have returned to normal, the city’s residents are still unaware of the extent of the hack’s impact on sensitive information. It is worth noting that some of the data has been released online, including a 10 GB sample provided by the BlackByte hackers as proof of the hack.
Johnson said the city will offer remedies if an investigation reveals that citizens’ identities have been compromised. The mayor is not aware of any disclosure at this time.
Recently a division of the corporation Microsoft called Microsoft Threat Intelligence investigated BlackByte 2.0 ransomware attacks and showed how fast and destructive there may be cyberattacks by the group.