Ransomware attack thwarted but affects 60,000 Arvig subscribers in MN

Bring Me the News reports

A Minnesota broadband company said thousands of Minnesota customers were left without its services after a recent ransomware attack.

Arvig said about 60,000 customers across the state were affected, with Arvig’s services down for about three-and-a-half hours on Tuesday.

The company said in a social media post the attempted breach of its cybersecurity happened at about 6:45 a.m. However, the ransomware attack was unsuccessful.

“This attack failed due to the extra layers of protection implemented by Arvig’s cybersecurity team. These additional layers were created to protect our customer’s data, which will always be one of our top priorities,” Arvig said in a statement, adding that none of its customers or employees had their data compromised.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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