DeKalb County Board Chairman John Frieders says personal information is not thought to have been stolen in Monday’s ransomware attack on DeKalb County. A hacking attack on the county has made some systems inaccessible.
Frieders says county staff is trying to get things up and running again. He isn’t sure just how the attack happened.
Frieders says things are still running in the county, but it might harder to contact people as the email system is down.
Frieders says the county has not been contacted by anyone asking for a ransom to restore the county’s systems. He says the county is working with police, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to get to the bottom of the attack.
Frieders anticipates that the county’s Information Management Office will be able to handle things without outside help.