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State Senate Democrats Fall Victim to Cyber Attack

Senate Dems WebsitePennsylvania Senate Democrats have been locked out of their computers or email since early Friday morning as a result of a ransomware attack.  

A ransomware attack encrypts all the files on a computer system so no one can access until a ransom is paid to unlock the files.  

According to NBC News, “Sen. Jay Costa, the Democratic leader, said the Democrats were working with law enforcement agencies and Microsoft to resolve the problem.”

The Senate Democrats declined to comment further on the attacks, including whether their data had been backed up.

Note: All four caucuses use separate servers and only the Senate Democrats seem to be affected.

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  1. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That could be a great point to deliver up. I provide the thoughts above as basic inspiration but clearly there are questions just like the one you deliver up the place a very powerful factor might be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged round things like that, however I’m certain that your job is clearly recognized as a good game. Each girls and boys feel the impression of just a second’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  2. Who will get stuck with the bill to pay the hackers? Will it be us tax payers?

  3. Maybe Republicans should be held accountable for yet another cyber attack on their behalf. Republicans don’t care about the law, all they care about is protecting their cushy legislative jobs.

  4. Make your check out to the Zappala Crime Family. We learned about this nifty business when my cousin Stevie junior got locked out of the Pgh DA’s office and we had to take up a collection to get back in. Who says crime doesn’t pay?

  5. Our tax dollars at work. Most reasonable people would think that the Democrats, after their truly embarrasing and costly lesson last fall, would now be paranoid about computer security. But no, certainly not our local variety of the species.

    How much will they have to pay to get their accounts back?

    And who might be keeping a copy of everyone’s files, and who might they be selling it to?

    What an amazing situation. The Senate Dems are, as the French might say en merde profonde.

    You just can’t make this stuff up.

  6. Okay. The godfather confesses that we did it because Costa has been drifting, thinking that he can do stuff without our permission. We made him and we made his daddy. If he doesn’t come back and kiss the Godfather’s ring, woe be to him and his family. He is NOT bigger than La familia, no matter what his Irish in laws say. Lesson learned

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