When the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Fund was hit by a recent ransomware attack, no one knew about it for a while. An employee got an ominous black screen with a ransom demand on her computer, but just minimized that screen and went about her business.

It was a couple hours before anyone else knew something was wrong, when the clock-in and clock-out database crashed. Systems administrator Rubyanne O’Bryan found an unusual file extension located the infected computer and disconnected it from the network.

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