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Multiple agencies mobilized, including FBI, after high-tech security breach hit town information system

July 25. The Town of Cornelius is thanking the NC Local Government Information Systems Agency, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management, City of Charlotte Information Technology Department, DHS, NC National Guard and the FBI, for helping scan the Town’s network for malware. But the task still isn’t over; in a press release issued last night almost two weeks […]


12 days in, malware still affecting Town Hall systems

July 24. [Updated] By Dave Yochum. Concerned citizen Joe Vagnone, a Cornelius business owner broker, was worried enough about malware and ransom-ware that he sent the town a cyber-security checklist late last year. Here it is: Pay or not pay a ransom? Who are our IT experts currently. Where is the Bit coin coming from […]

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Malware still has a grip on Town Hall; 9-1-1 remains OK

July 17. [Updated] By Dave Yochum. It turns out that it may not have been ransomware as reported by the Town of Cornelius last week but malware that took down multiple systems in Town Hall. But regardless of what it’s called, the main phone system for the town is still down after five days, although […]