Ransomware Attack on Ohio City Impacts Multiple Services
The city of Huber Heights, Ohio, has been hit by a ransomware attack, causing disruptions to several city systems. While public safety services are unaffected, divisions such as Zoning, Engineering, Tax, Finance, Utilities, Human Resources, and Economic Development have been affected. City services are expected to be down for at least a week, and residents are advised to check the city website for updates. The city has hired consultants to assess the impact of the incident. Online payment portals are currently down, and residents must pay utility bills in person with cash or check. Late penalties and disconnections will be suspended until the situation is resolved. Ohio has experienced multiple ransomware attacks recently, including one in the city of Circleville. Cybercrime gangs have been targeting local government systems across the US.