South Florida Elections Office Reveals Attempted Ransomware Attack

A second South Florida municipality is dealing with a ransomware attack that affected operations – this time, an incident just weeks before the 2016 election.

NBC affiliate WPTV-TV reports that the Palm Beach County elections office recently found out about the attack while the current supervisor of elections was working with a new IT director.

“I was shocked, didn’t know anything about it,” Wendy Link told the station.