Computer Hack Expands
It's getting bigger with no end in sight:
- We had 8 additional computers in my unit go down today - that's on top of the others that were previously infected. Over half our computers are now infected. [...] The City is now admitting our computers have been compromised, but is still doing nothing to either notify or protect the officers. Please, urge all officers to check their credit reports regularly for a while, and invest in identity theft protection. There is absolutely no guidance on this from the Dept, and this is already Day 6 of a massive hack (it began overnight on Thursday). The Dept does NOT have your back, whether it's on the street or in your financial/identity security.
[...] Unisys was out to our location and advised there was nothing they could do on their end and that the department basically owns the problem. Unisys stopped supporting Windows XP in 2014, the Dept ignored their request to modernize, and Unizys no longer has the expertise to work with out antiquated systems.
The brilliant I.T. leadership of the Department, trying to get by on the cheap, just cost the city millions upon millions of dollars that don't exist. Well done!
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