Colorado Department of Transportation employees resorted to pen and paper on Wednesday after nasty ransomware hijacked computer files and demanded payment in bitcoin for their safe return. Security officials didn’t flinch and shut down more than 2,000 employee computers while they investigated the attack. “This ransomware virus was a variant and the state worked with its antivirus software provider to implement a fix today. The state has robust backup and security tools and has no intention of paying ransomware. Teams will continue to monitor the situation closely and will be working into the night,” said David McCurdy, chief technology officer, Governor’s Office of Information Technology, in a statement.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Denver Post