The town's information technology staff has taken the department's system offline to prevent the virus from spreading to other computers, Town Administrator
"It is believed the facility will be up and running again by this evening. I am quite certain the cost of this effort will not be insignificant but I have no details at this time," Selig said Friday.
Town officials believe the virus entered its computer systems after an employee opened what appeared to be a legitimate attachment late Thursday night. By Friday morning, there was evidence of widespread computer problems.
By around noon, Police Chief
For that reason, the virus never posed "a catastrophic problem," Selig said.
"It's more of an inconvenience and lost work time for staff because nobody is able to use their computer."
Selig said the typical ransom is between
"In order to know for sure, we have to go to a separate site and we have no intention of going to that site," he said.
The town also does not plan to pay the ransom.
"Make no mistake, the
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