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Friday, 16 April 2021

Public Defender's Office dealing with malware attack

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Public Defender's Office dealing with malware attack
Public Defender's Office dealing with malware attack
Public Defender's Office dealing with malware attack

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TRUST FOX 4 TO BRINGYOU FURTHER INFO...AS IT COMESINTO OUR NEWSROOM.THE WEBSITE FOR THE PUBLICDEFENDER’S OFFICE IN Fort MyersIS STILL DOWN TONIGHT.THE OFFICE SAYS IT WAS HIT WITHA MALWARE ATTACK, AND IT HAS ACYBER SECURITY TEAM WORKING TOGET ITS SERVERS BACK ONLINE.FOX 4’S ROB MANCH SPOKE WITH ACYBER SECURITY EXPERT TO LEARNMORE ABOUT THIS TYPE OF VIRUS.HE HAS THE DETAILS FROM DOWNTOWNFORT MYERS TONIGHT.THIS IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOUTRY TO VISIT THE PUBLICDEFENDER’S WEBSITE RIGHT NOW.BUT CYBER SECURITY EXPERT EvanLutz AT THE COMPANY CIGENT SAYSIT’S NOT CLEAR WHAT THE OFFICEIS DEALING WITH.Evan Lutz, Cigent NetworkSecurity Engineer: "Malware cando just about anything under thesun that you can possiblyimagine for a computer."(7s)BUT EVEN THOUGH IT’S NOT CLEARWHAT METHODS THE CYBER CRIMINALSUSED, LUTZ SAYS THEY’RE USUALLYAFTER ONE THING.Evan Lutz, Cigent NetworkSecurity Engineer: "In mostNetwork Security Evan Lutz,CigentONE THING.USUALLY AFTER LUTZ SAYS THEY’RECRIMINALS USED, THE CYBER WHATMETHODS IT’S NOT CLEAR BUT EVENTHOUGH(7s)computer."possibly imagine for a sun thatyou can anything under the cando just about anything under thesun that you can possiblyimagine for a computer."(7s)Evan Lutz, Cigent NetworkSecurity Engineer: "In mostinstances, I would say there ismonetary incentive for malwareinfections."(7s)MONEY WAS WHAT A CYBER CRIMINALWAS AFTER WHEN THEY POSED AS AREPRESENTATIVE FOR THE COMPANYBUILDING THIS ROAD IN NAPLESBACK IN 2019.THAT CRIMINAL MADE OFF WITH 700THOUSAND DOLLARS.AND IN FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR, AWATER PLANT IN THE CITY OFOLDSMAR WAS HACKED, AND THECRIMINAL REMOTELY ADDEDCHEMICALS TO THE WATER.Evan Lutz, Cigent NetworkSecurity Engineer: "That was, atleast in part, due to a TeamViewer instance that was leftopen that somebody managed tocompromise."(11s)LUTZ SAYS, BECAUSE CYBERCRIMINALS ARE USUALLY AFTERMONEY, THEY OFTEN TARGET LARGEORGANIZATIONS.BUT HE SAYS THERE’S A SIMPLE WAYTO MAKE SURE YOUR COMPUTER IS ASSAFE AS POSSIBLE.Evan Lutz, Cigent NetworkSecurity Engineer: "Make surethat you’re running youroperating system updatesregularly.

Don’t keep clickingremind me later, remind melater, just do it now."(9s)TAG:THE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICEDIDN’T GIVE ME A TIMELINE FORWHEN ITS WEBSITE WILL BE BACK UPAND RUNNING.BUT ITS PHONE LINES ARE STILLOPEN, STAFF ARE STILL WO

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