According to sources, Newport News Public Library (a Government organization in Virginia) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2023-05-19.

Attempted Cyber Attack Ails Newport News, Va., Libraries

“City spokesperson Kim Lee said Thursday that IT security measures blocked the attack, but the computers were shut down following the attempted attack on the server supporting the library’s public computer labs.“

“Lee said she did not know whether the attempted cyber intrusion was a ransomware attack, referring to it only as a “cyber attack.”“

“Lee emphasized that no patron’s data — such as names, addresses or other important information — was touched in any way.“

“The city has provided details on the attack to the Virginia State Police and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security for further action.“

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