Louisiana: Cyber Attack Has Louisiana State Lawmakers Asking Questions | Chuck Smith/Red River Radio
The ransom-ware cyberattack that occurred two weeks ago on Louisiana’s state government computer servers disrupted several state agency operations and prompted Governor John Bel Edwards to declare a state of emergency. The state activated its cybersecurity response team following the ransomware attack on government servers, and according to a press release the state did not lose any data nor pay any ransom, AND no personal data was compromised as state cyber-experts explained the attack was aimed at disrupting state server operations only. The shut-down was to prevent any unauthorized access and allow tech teams to take necessary cyber-security measures. While inconvenient the breach was nowhere near the worst-case scenario, of widespread data theft or crippled government services for weeks or months. During a recent meeting of the Joint House and Senate Budget Committee, Republican Sen. Sharon Hewitt from Slidell praised the quick response from Louisiana’s technology services office to the Nov. 18th ransom-ware, but asked about potential vulnerabilities for future attacks.Full Article: Cyber Attack Has Louisiana State Lawmakers Asking Questions | Red River Radio.