Vigo County government taking progressive measures against cyber attacks

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VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Vigo County government is taking extra precautions to ensure it’s computer systems are protected in the case of a virus.

This after a ransomware attack that occurred over the summer.

According to Commissioner Brendan Kearns, the county is working with a hired contractor and a contractor through insurance to continuously test the system’s security.

They are also working to make sure information is backed up on an extra hard-drive.

Kearns says the system responded well to a recent test which mimicked the impact of the last ransomware, he hopes the county will be better protected from cyber attacks.

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