ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As Bernalillo County continues to repair its systems from a ransomware attack, county commissioners have approved $2 million for the recovery. The county was hit by a ransomware attack on January 5 affecting several of its services.

Some are still down including at the Metropolitan Detention Center. The county says several laptops were ruined.


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Now, the Information Technology Department says it will cost nearly $200,000 to replace them. They say most of that money would eventually be covered by the county’s cyber liability policy but the county needs the money for immediate use. According to a news release from the county, the recovery funding was approved by the commission on a 5 – 0 vote.