Galt Hit With Hefty Price Tag After December Ransomware Attack

GALT (CBS13) — It could happen to any town at any time and it comes with a hefty price tag — nearly two months after hackers hit the City of Galt’s computer systems, CBS13 has learned the cost to recover is anything but small.

The Galt is rich in many things, both a sense of community and the small-town feel, but when it comes to money, the town of 20,000 is no metropolitan.

“When you have a criminal act that costs so much money, it’s an absolute waste,” said Thomas Haglund, Galt’s interim city manager.