Source: Louisiana State Government Hit by Ransomware Attack Forcing Server Shutdowns | The Hackers News |Wang Wei

Targeted ransomware attacks on banking and finance, government, healthcare, and critical infrastructure are on the rise, with the latest victim being the state government of Louisiana.

The state government of Louisiana was hit by a large-scale coordinated ransomware attack yesterday, which forced the state to take several state agency servers offline, including government websites, email systems, and other internal applications, to mitigate the risk of the malware’s infection from spreading.