Lafayette says criminals might have had access to some personal information during ransomware attack

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – The city of Lafayette said Monday it had discovered some personal information that hackers might have had access to as they conducted a ransomware attack on the city computer system last month.

The city said earlier this month, when it first publicly gave notice of the July 27 ransomware attack, that it did not believe any personal information was compromised. The city decided to pay the $45,000 ransom rather than rebuilding the city’s data and computer network.

The ransomware attack affected city phone and email service, as well as online payment and reservation systems.