- Associated Press - Sunday, May 21, 2017

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An Ingham County official is suggesting actions that could cost nearly $2 million to strengthen the county’s cybersecurity following a computer network attack last month.

County chief information officer Deb Fett says in a memo that county government needs to anticipate various scenarios that could compromise its computer network and data. The Lansing State Journal reports (https://on.lsj.com/2q9wpp7 ) the late April attack cost the county about $86,000 to pay employees and consultants to check about 1,600 workstations.

Officials determined the malware had tried to obtain banking information.

Fett’s suggestions include an estimated $1.25 million for implementing a redesign of the county’s computer network.

County Controller/Administrator Tim Dolehanty says investigators haven’t revealed the source of the attack.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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