Knoxville pulls IT systems offline following ransomware attack
A ransomware attack this week forced the government of Knoxville, Tenn., to shut down its servers, Internet connections, and computers. City officials say no personal information was compromised in the incident.
The attack took place overnight on Thursday, June 11, and was first detected by member of the Knoxville Fire Department around 4:30 a.m., according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. Shortly after the discovery, chief operations officer David Brace sent an email alerting city employees to the attack.
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