Temporary fix in place after malware attack at Daviess Co. Library

Temporary fix in place after malware attack at Daviess Co. Library
Updated: Apr. 29, 2019 at 5:42 PM CDT
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DAVIESS CO., KY (WFIE) - A temporary fix is in place after someone hacked the Daviess County Library.

IT specialists say they have a temporary system so people can check items out. They tell us the systems went down after a ransomware attack over the weekend.

Right now, they say they’re working to restore a back-up and rebuild the database.

It’s expected to be done by Wednesday.


Malware attack at Daviess Co. Library

A malware attack shutdown access to checking out materials at the Daviess County Library.

The good news is, nobody’s information was compromised in the ransomware attack.

The glitch was first discovered Sunday.

Library officials say the ransomware and the hacker requested $40,000 to decrypt the compromised information.

That’s why no one can check out items Monday.

However, officials tell us the computers and WiFi are safe to use, and they’re working to restore backed up systems.

“This is why backups are so crucial because, it’s either pay the money or restore from a back up. And if you backup every single day, something like this comes up. It’s not that big a deal it just takes awhile to restore everything," said Wesley Johnson, IT Assistant.

Library employees want to again stress your information is safe.

They hope to have everything back up and running by Tuesday morning.

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