Douglas County’s 911 impacted by ransomware cryptovirus
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Neb. -- Douglas County Officials said their 911 system was impacted by a ransomware attack over the weekend.
County IT Officials said the virus made its way into the system on Sunday.
County Officials said at no time was public safety in jeopardy though.
Instead of using the computer system, 911 staff had to go old school writing down information on cards and then handing the information to dispatchers.
The county had to bring in extra staff to get the extra work done.
Officials said they did not pay any ransom and the major issues were fixed later the same day.
Douglas County officials said that while they are still working to restore administrative tools, all of the 911 primary systems and sum-systems have been restored.