In a first for Maine, ransomware hackers hit 2 public wastewater plants

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By Kate Cough of the Maine Monitor

The Department of Environmental Protection has warned municipalities and water-sector professionals to be on alert after two recent ransomware intrusions, believed to be the first on wastewater systems in Maine.

The attacks occurred in Limestone and Mount Desert Island, said Judy Bruenjes, a wastewater technical assistance engineer for the DEP.