Pyramid Mountain Lumber hit with ransomware attack 

“Your files have been encrypted,” were the words on a black screen for the file servers at Pyramid Mountain Lumber March 15. Pyramid’s entire network fell victim to the ransomware attack. Not willing to deal with criminals, they started rebuilding the three network servers and three workstations from scratch. It could take up to three months to get all the systems running like they were before the attack. However, all the historical records are lost.

Pyramid’s Network Administrator Mark Meissner is a Microsoft Certified system engineer. He took on Pyramid’s computer systems “because I have an affinity for it. As a certified system engineer I know a lot about networks, I know a lot of things about how to make various systems talk to each other and I know a lot of things about network protocols. However, I’m not a security expert. ”

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