HARTFORD, Conn — The attack on Hartford this week was the latest in the state. Here are some other recent attacks.
Watertown Schools - November 2019
The Watertown school superintendent said the school district was the victim of a ransomware attack. The superintendent said there's no indication any of the district's systems containing student info, and other confidential files, were accessed.
Wolcott Schools -- June 2019
The superintendent said in June they were notified of the of the attack.
That hack blocked school staff from accessing their internal files.
Administrators immediately began working with internal staff to reclaim as much of the data as possible. Officials say no ransom has been paid.
West Haven City Hall -- October 2018
Mayor Nancy Rossi said a ransomware attack locked up nearly two dozen of the city's computer servers. Hackers somehow got access to them but the city does not believe any data was stolen as a result of the cyber attack, but they are continuing to investigate.
CT Judicial System -- March 2018
The Connecticut court system said its computer system was infected by malicious software that can block access until a ransom is paid. A spokeswoman for the Judicial Branch says the ransomware was detected in the morning and was back up and running that afternoon.
CT Dept of Administrative Services targeted -- February 2018
Officials said the state's security monitoring alerted the Department of Administrative Services about suspicious activity that matched a ransomware virus. About 160 computers were targeted across 12 different agencies. DAS said they have no reports of any lost data.