Town of Jupiter hit by malware attack


Computer systems are back online in Jupiter after a malware attack.

Kate Moretto, director of Community Relations and spokesperson for the town told CBS12 News the attack affected internal files.

The source of the malware reportedly encrypted data in -place and demanded money for the return of the files.

The town said no money was paid.

After the malware was removed, the town restored its files and brought the affected systems back online.

The town took down the system that processes permits, planning and zoning applications, and business registrations as a precaution. That system is now back online as well.

Moretto said it doesn't appear any financial, customer, or HR data was affected or stolen.

However, the town did update its security software, Moretto said.

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