North Carolina water utility shut down by ransomware
Hurricane Michael, Florence, and now this. It seems North Carolina just can’t catch a break as one of its major water utilities went offline following a ransomware attack. The Onslow Water and Sewer Authority (ONWASA) was shut down by a ransomware attack over the weekend. IT sleuths believe the malware called Ryuk infiltrated ONWASA’s systems through the Emotet trojan on October 4th. Although the infection was thought to be contained, Ryuk managed to outsmart the utility by springing into action on the early morning of October 13th instead.