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“Cybersecurity Attack on Seattle Public Library Impacts Multiple Tech Systems and Online Services” | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

From Geekwire:

The Seattle Public Library was dealing with what it called a “ransomware event” impacting its technology systems on Tuesday, causing disruptions to a number of online services offered by the Library.

In a post on the Shelf Talk Blog, the Library detailed the cybersecurity attack which started in the early morning hours Saturday as the organization was preparing to take its systems offline for planned maintenance during the holiday weekend.

The attack affected access to staff and public computers, online catalog and loaning systems, e-books and e-audiobooks, in-building Wi-Fi, and the Library website, which was still offline Tuesday morning.

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Gary Price ([email protected]) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area.

He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.


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