Hacker Unleashes Virus on KY State Government


For several days, more than 100 government offices in counties throughout Kentucky were unable to issue driver’s licenses, renew vehicle registrations or perform other functions because of a malicious computer program, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader. State officials say there is no way of knowing whether personal records such as Social Security numbers, bank account data or credit card information were compromised.

The Trojan Horse hit computers in 77 county clerks’ offices, 22 property valuation administrators’ offices, a few correctional facilities and about a half a dozen other agencies. A state spokeswoman said citizens should be aware of the breach, but not alarmed. “Obviously there is a significant security risk, but we have no reason to believe that secure information or personal data is being misused,” she said.

Link: http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/state/16702366.htm

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