Mecklenburg County Newswire (Page 6)

Mecklenburg County Newswire (Page 6)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Mecklenburg County, NC. (Page 6)

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  1. Ransomware takes out major county servers in North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 |

    Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, where the city of Charlotte is located, was hit with a ransomware attack this week that took out major city servers and has forced some officials to work with old fashioned pen and paper. The ransomware was able to infect the network after a city employee opened an email attachment containing the software.


  2. Thousands of N.C. students exempt from vaccinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Courier-Tribune

    ... they use it because there is no way for the state to decline it," said Sen. Jeff Tarte, a Republican from Mecklenburg County. In 2015, he introduced a bill that would have eliminated the religious exemption for all children except those who are ...


  3. How the weather may impact Mecklenburg CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | WBTV

    ... crews in most counties will work rotating 12-hour shifts until the system passes and roads are clear. In Mecklenburg County, contract trucks will be loading at 4 p.m., so drivers may see some trucks on the interstates during rush hour. Up to 53 ...


  4. Held Hostage By Hackers, North Carolina County Refuses To Pay RansomRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | The Daily Caller

    A North Carolina county fended off a second wave of "ransomware" attacks Thursday after the county government refused to pay the hackers $23,000 to regain nearly 50 computers. Mecklenburg County was hit with an initial phishing attack Tuesday, infecting 48 of roughly 500 county computers.


  5. North Carolina county leaders say second cyberattack failedRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2017 | Washington Times

    A North Carolina county recovering from a cyberattack says hackers failed in a second attempt to infiltrate their computer system. Mecklenburg County officials say foreign hackers redoubled their efforts after the county refused to pay a ransom Wednesday.


  6. Crime 43 mins ago 5:02 p.m.Meck. County officials release email sent by hackersRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2017 | WCNC-TV Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Mecklenburg County officials released copies of the email sent to them after hackers froze dozens of county servers earlier this week. The message, which was provided on paper by Mecklenburg County, included instructions on how to obtain Bitcoins, the digital currency the hackers demanded in order to release the files to County officials.


  7. Officials release ransom note from hackers who got into county serversRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | WBTV

    The ransom note sent from hackers to Mecklenburg County officials, which caused a freeze of county servers, has been released. The county made copies of the emails available to WBTV Friday afternoon.


  8. 5 Companies That Had A Rough WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | CRN

    Topping this week's roundup of those having a rough week are Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo, which lost market share in IDC's latest measure of the global server market. Also making the list this week are Kaspersky Lab for closing its Washington, D.C.-area office following the ban of its products in the U.S. government space; Mecklenburg County, N.C., for suffering a ransomware attack; Hitachi for experiencing a drop in its storage sales; and Apple for mistakenly promoting Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV ahead of its release.


  9. First Alert: Snow/rain mix continues to fall across WBTV viewing areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | WBTV

    ... 3-6" range along with the southern foothills. The Catawba Valley down through places like Lincolnton, the Mecklenburg county line, and through Salisbury will be in the 2-4" range. Southward from there, places like Shelby, Gastonia, North Meck, ...


  10. coworkers at computerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Government Computer News

    ... information officers have become increasingly concerned about hackers. Just this week, hackers targeted Mecklenburg County, N.C., with ransomware and demanded $23,000 to unlock the affected data. County officials refused to pay and said it would ...


  11. Ransomware slows North Carolina county government to a crawlRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2017 | WDRB-TV Louisville

    ... electronic payments and building code inspectors switched to paper records. Data was frozen on dozens of Mecklenburg County servers after one of its employees opened an email attachment carrying malicious software earlier this week. County manager ...


  12. Effects Of Crippling Cyberattack Still Plague North Carolina CountyRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2017 | Wireless Design & Development

    Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is the state's most populated county with over one million residents, and is home to its biggest city, Charlotte. Earlier this week, the county's government suffered a crippling cyberattack that they're still recovering from after malware wreaked havoc on computer systems in Charlotte and the surrounding region.


  13. After cyberattack, much of county's business done on paperRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | The Chronicle Herald

    North Carolina's largest metro area was discovering just how hard it is to conduct business without county computers that handle numerous transactions on Thursday, a day after local leaders refused to pay hackers who froze their system. Mecklenburg County computer systems that collect property taxes, handle building permits and process jail inmates were out of commission while technology workers made digital repairs with backed-up data.


  14. Company Tied to Rich Donor Wants to Take Over Low-Performing N.C. SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Education Week

    ... The board of directors for Achievement for All Children includes former Rep. Rob Bryan, a Republican from Mecklenburg County who introduced the bill creating the new district, and Darrell Allison, who heads the pro-school choice group Parents For ...


  15. Hackers sought a $23,000 ransom after freezing a N.C. county's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio speaks at a news conference at the Government Center about the hacking of Mecklenburg County's servers in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 6. Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio speaks at a news conference at the Government Center about the hacking of Mecklenburg County's servers in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 6. A county employee in North Carolina on Monday opened their inbox and clicked on a phishing email, inadvertently pulling up an attachment containing spyware and appearing to expose the county's computer system to hackers overseas. The hackers, believed to be operating from Iran or Ukraine, asked the county for $23,000 to unfreeze the system, Mecklenburg County officials said.


  16. Which Mecklenburg County restaurants didn't make the grade in November?Read the original story

    Dec 8, 2017 | Business Journal

    The Charlotte Business Journal is continuing its monthly series that provides a review of health code inspections for Mecklenburg County restaurants.


  17. North Carolina County Refuses to Pay $23K Ransom to Hacker Who Froze ServersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    Deputies processed arrests by hand and building code officers used paper records Wednesday as one of North Carolina's largest counties was hit by a hacker who froze county servers and demanded ransom. Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio told reporters that officials faced a deadline of 1 p.m. Wednesday to decide whether to pay a ransom of two bitcoins, or more than $23,000.


  18. Mecklenburg slowly rebooting following hack -Read the original story

    Dec 7, 2017 | The Robesonian

    Time-consuming paper transactions slowed business Thursday in North Carolina's largest metro area as a county government began the long process of restoring computer systems locked down by a ransomware attack. Mecklenburg County was using backed-up data to make digital repairs after refusing to pay foreign hackers that froze dozens of county servers earlier this week.


  19. The Latest: Ousted agency CEO says takeover unjustifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | Greenwich Citizen

    ... of the finances of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions since state officials have taken it over. A Mecklenburg County judge signed an order Wednesday preventing ex-chief executive Richard Topping and the former board from interfering with ...


  20. Mecklenburg County sheriff holds gun raffleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | WSOCTV

    The sheriff of Mecklenburg County is raffling off several guns including semi-automatic rifles to fund his re-election campaign. Tickets are $50 for a chance to win a weapon and the raffle will be in February.