Monday April 18, 2016

Police Department Computers Hit By Virus Attack

You know for a fact that someone at the Newark Police Department fell for the age old "install this codec pack to watch free porn" trick. The good news is that no mission critical systems were affected by the virus.

"Through the efforts of the city's and the division's IT, as well as assistance from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey State Police and federal authorities, we were quickly able to get the system cleaned and operational in four days," said a police spokesperson. According to one report, the virus temporarily locked down the servers, blocking access to the program used to track and analyze crime data.

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