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Another ransomware attack has hit the area, this time affecting a large healthcare provider and its patients.

"There will be a financial impact, though. You know, this is not, again, this isn't a victimless crime."
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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has delivered an update on the city’s recent ransomware attack.

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As the city of Albany continues to recover from last weekend's "ransomware attack," more damage may have been done than originally reported.

The city has not revealed the type of ransomware it was infected with, if it knows who was behind the attack, or where it originated from.
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The city of Albany is recovering from what the mayor called a "ransomware attack."

"We're just working in real time, making sure that we get these systems back online, making sure that we can meet the expectations of our residents."
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A ransomware attack crippled city of Albany computers over the weekend.

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In the wake of an international ransomware attack that impacted thousands of computers in more than 150 countries, Jim Hendler of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY is in the studio to discuss cybersecurity. Jim is the Director of the Institute For Data Exploration and Applications. He is also the former chief scientist of the Information Systems Office at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.