According to sources, Seattle Public Library (a Government organization in Washington) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2024-05-29.

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Source 1  |  2024-05-29

Ransomware attack forces Seattle Public Library systems offline

“The Seattle Public Library was hit with a ransomware attack over weekend and forced take its systems offline at all 27 locations throughout the city.“

“In response to the attack, the library said it immediately reached out to third-party cybersecurity specialists, contacted law enforcement and took its systems fully offline to prevent any further disruption or breach of its data. “

“The library had been preparing to take its systems offline for planned maintenance of the server over Memorial Day weekend when the cyberattack occurred early Saturday morning, according to a Wednesday blog post to its website, which was brought back online shortly after the incident. “

“Sitting on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington with a population of roughly 737,000, according to the 2020 census. That year, the city’s public library recorded 4.9 million in-person visits to its locations and 12.4 million visits to its online website and catalog. “

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