FBI investigating ransomware attack against city
The Daily Reflector
Friday, April 12, 2019
The FBI has joined the investigation of a ransomware virus attack against the city of Greenville, according to a city spokesman.
Brock Letchworth, the city’s communications manager, said staff has been asked not to comment further on the attack.
The city has shut down the majority of its servers for the foreseeable future. There was no word on Thursday about when the system would be up and running again.
The virus was discovered early on Wednesday by a member of the Greenville Police Department.
Employees with the city’s information technology division were contacted and they decided to shut down the system, Letchworth said on Wednesday.
Two injured in knife attack
A 38-year-old woman reported severe lacerations after a knife attack reported on Monday, according to a case report released by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident took place between 8 p.m. and 8:34 p.m. on Monday at a home on the 1300 block of Grace Street in Greenville.
The report also listed a 35-year-old woman as sustaining minor injuries from a knife. The assailant was known to both victims, the report said.
An arrest was made.
The sheriff’s office released reports Wednesday with the following details and allegations:
■ 100 block Cherrywood Drive, 5:45 a.m. April 8: Porter Cable drill valued at $100 stolen from vehicle; case active.
■ 500 block Arden Bridge Road, near Grimesland, midnight-3 p.m. April 8: unspecified item valued at $3,000 stolen from home; case closed/leads exhausted.
■ 6027 Old Tar Rd., near Winterville, 10:15-10:57 a.m. April 9: unspecified item valued at $39.53 stolen from Doc Moore and Son Pest Control; case active.
■ 6500 block N.C. 30, near Bethel, 2:04 a.m. April 10: 49-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; minor injuries reported; case active.
■ 7500 block Pitt Street, near Grimesland, 10:10-10:16 a.m. April 9: 38-year-old woman assaulted by boyfriend; no injuries reported; case cleared: victim refused to cooperate.
■ 3700 block Staton Mill Road, near Robersonville, 3:50 p.m. April 8: 2007 white Lexus ES350 sustained $1,000 in damages; case closed/leads exhausted.
■ 100 block Elm Street, near Bethel, 6-11:57 p.m. April 9: Buick Regal sustained $300 in damages; case active.