Louisiana State Government Systems Hit by a Ransomware Attack

OTS, cybersecurity, Twitter, ransomware, network

The Louisiana state government was hit by a ransomware attack that affected the IT systems and websites. Governor John Bel Edwards announced the details of the ransomware attack in a series of messages posted to Twitter. He stated that the Office of Technology Services (OTS) identified a cybersecurity threat that affected some, but not all state servers.

OTS took state servers down, which impacted many state agencies’ e-mail, websites, and other online applications. The extent of the damage the ransomware did to the Louisiana state government’s internal network is unclear.

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