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Louisiana Governor Urges Officials to Ready for Cyberattacks

February 6, 2020

“You may not have been hit yet in your town or in your city. But it’s a question of when, not if,” the Democratic governor told a luncheon crowd of the Louisiana Municipal Association.

A cyberattack on Louisiana’s state government computer servers in November disrupted some agency operations for weeks. Since July, at least eight of Louisiana’s public school systems have reported hackers that targeted their computer networks, infecting them with malware or ransomware. A December cyberattack forced New Orleans to shut down city computers for several weeks. And other local government agencies and sheriff’s offices have grappled with attacks.

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