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Ransomware attacks cost cities millions. Will Cleveland face the same fate? | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

CLEVELAND, Ohio – With City Hall slated to reopen Wednesday — after two days of closures amid what Mayor Justin Bibb called a cyber “threat” — Cleveland could be finding itself on a growing list of cities that have fallen victim to ransomware, which can often grind services to a halt, and cost taxpayers millions.

During the first eight months of last year alone, ransomware attacks on local and state governments in the U.S. grew by 51% over the same period in 2022, according to the Center for Internet Security’s 2022 National Cybersecurity Review, which surveyed more than 3,600 state, local, and other regional governments.


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