Cyber attacks prompt Midstate cities to prep for data breaches


Hackers continue to hit American cities with cyber attacks over recent weeks. 

Attacks in Atlanta and Baltimore impacted government offices, courtrooms, and 911 services. That’s prompted IT directors with cities and towns across the Midstate to ramp up and reevaluate their cybersecurity efforts.

York officials say they work hard to keep their current systems updated regularly. That includes updating security plans each year. They say they have already implemented mandatory employee cybersecurity training. 

Experts say it only takes one bad link to open the door to a full-fledged attack.

“It can happen to anybody. There’s a lot of different types of systems out there. There’s a lot of older systems that are still in place either because budgets just aren’t there to renew them and cybersecurity isn’t generally cheap either,” said Andrew Hacker, a cybersecurity expert at Harrisburg University.

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