Damage from Albany, NY, Cyber Attack Dates Back to 2017

When you hear the term “Dwell Time”, do you think in days, or years?…:

The damage from the 2019 ransomware attack on the city police department internal affairs computer system went further back than previously revealed.

The district attorney’s office said it recently found out the damage from the March 30, 2019 attack went back to September 2017. In a February letter, District Attorney David Soares’ office modified its previous statement, saying only that digital data had been lost, rather than actual files.
“We were originally informed by the police department that the data loss included all of 2018,” Soares’ office said, according to a letter obtained by the Times Union. “On February 12, we received written clarification from the administrator of the network that the data loss was from September 12, 2017 to April 2, 2019.”
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