Ransomware Attack Impacting Denver Payroll Process | #malware | #ransomware

DENVER (CBS4)– CBS4 has learned that the City of Denver is addressing a ransomware attack on a cloud-based payroll system that has forced the City to enact contingency payroll plans. Julie Smith with Denver’s Department of Finance confirmed that Ultimate Kronos Group, which has a contract with the City of Denver to track employee time and leave, experienced a ransomware attack on their system Dec. 12.

“Due to the Kronos outage, the city immediately, on Monday, Dec 13, implemented a backup documentation system to track city work hours, overtime, paid time off, etc.,” said Smith. “And we have developed a system to ensure we deliver Overtime and Base pay for this December 24 check for all employees.”

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