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Clicking on email costs $1,958.85

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Bills to repair an assault on Marion’s metropolis email server after somebody opened a spoof email containing a worm got here to $1,958.85.

According to metropolis administrator Roger Holter, town’s email server was compromised Dec. 10.

It started sending bogus messages to individuals with whom metropolis officers had communicated earlier. The messages, labeled as if metropolis staff had despatched them, contained malformed hyperlinks to numerous, usually blocked web sites.

All distant entry to the server was stopped when the issue grew to become obvious. The server was introduced again up Dec. 13.

Great Plains Computers and Networking charged $1,116.25 for info expertise assist, $475 for email updating, and $367.60 for Avast Cloud Patch Management. The Avast anti-malware system has a free model, however Holter stated the model bought by town had further layers of safety not included within the free model.

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