ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A dispatching system used by law enforcement in three Albany-area counties was hit by a ransomware attack, though officials said 911 calls were not affected.
The attack occurred at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on a public safety dispatch system shared by Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties.
Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo said in a release that back-up systems functioned as designed “and we were able to maintain 911 services to our residents.”
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said computer-aided dispatching was affected and that much of the damaged system was rebuilt from backups.
State and local response team worked through the night to mitigate the impacts.
Officials did not release further details about the attack.