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County network impacted by ransomware

Some systems remain down

Waupaca County confirmed Tuesday, July 3, that its computer “systems were impacted by ransomware.”

Computers at the Waupaca County courthouse have been down since June 18.

That’s when county IT staff responded to a network interruption that resulted in an outage.

County IT staff took steps to ensure the security of network systems and engaged third-party specialists to assist in investigating the
nature and source of the disruption. The specialists also assess its impact on county systems and began restoring the systems.

According to information from the county, 911 and emergency response services have remained operational and certain critical systems have been brought back online.

We continue the extensive investigation of this incident with the assistance of third-party specialists working toward determining the full nature and scope of the disruption,” according to a press release from the county. “We have also contacted and are cooperating with state and federal law enforcement authorities.”

As the ongoing investigation continues, the county is providing no further details of the incident.

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