Ransomware Attack Strikes New Jersey County


A ransomware attack in New Jersey has disrupted local government services and key agencies for at least a week.

  • New Jersey’s Somerset County has been struck by a ransomware attack, interrupting the work of critical departments such as health, emergency, and law enforcement.
  • Impacted services of the county’s digital infrastructure include access to land and probate recordsemail and IT systems, and the mail-in ballot request system.
  • Local governments tend to struggle with ransomware attacks due to a lack of resources, making them a likely victim of hacks; the Somerset incident marks the 22nd ransomware hit on a US state / local government this year.


Smaller governments are an easy target for cybercrime due to their hindered ability to counter or prevent them – and ransomware isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Equipping local agencies with the knowledge, skills, and tools to protect their citizens and public officials is quickly becoming a higher priority across the nation.
The support of a third-party cybersecurity firm can provide continuous, enhanced training and technology so officials don’t just get the protection they need, they can learn how to prevent attacks themselves.

For more information on how BW Cyber, LLC can assist you, please contact us at info@bwcyberservices.com.

Resource: https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/26/politics/new-jersey-somerset-county-ransomware-attack/index.html