Ransomware Used in May Attack

Allan Liska filed this request with the Columbus Consolidated Government of Georgia.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Allan Liska

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

The name/variant of the ransomware that was used against the county in May of 2020.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Allan Liska

From: Columbus Consolidated Government

Good afternoon Mr. Liska,

In response to your open records request, a copy of which has been attached, dated October 16, 2020 and received in this office on October 28, 2020, please be advised that the IT Department for the Columbus Consolidated Government has informed this office that "the name/variant of the ransomware used against the county in May of 2020" was "LockBit."
I trust this is satisfactory to your inquiry. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of additional assistance.

Kindest regards,

Marcia L. Smith
Paralegal to City Attorney
Columbus Consolidated Government
P. O. Box 1340
Columbus, Georgia 31902

From: Allan Liska


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Allan Liska