Bernalillo Co. Commission approves funding for ransomware recovery – KRQE News 13

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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.
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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Transportation reports difficult driving conditions in much of Northern New Mexico on Wednesday morning due to snow-packed and icy roads.
NMROADS states that intermittent and heavy snow may cause limited visibility. Difficult driving conditions are reported on I-40 from the East Mountains all the way to Tucumcari while I-25 from Santa Fe to Las Vegas is seeing similar conditions.
[1] Tracking Wednesday morning snow and messy roads Heavy snow fell across central and northern New Mexico overnight, leaving several inches of snow and messy roads for the morning commute. The roads are snow-packed in the Sandia/Manzano Mountain and east mountains area. We will find wet and snowy roads for much of the northeast highlands, east plains, and southeast plains, along with the northern mountains and west mountains.
[2] County proposing millions in new additions to Alvarado Square Bernalillo County is now asking for millions of dollars more in order to expand. Last summer, Bernalillo County moved into its new headquarters in downtown Albuquerque. Now, the county wants to build onto its Alvarado Square location with a new logo, bullet-proof windows, and an expanded health clinic. However, that comes at a price of more than $4 million. If approved, the funding would come from a combination of the county’s general fund, facility bonds, an employee self-health insurance fund, and existing funding approved for Alvarado Square. County commissioners could reconsider approving the funding in a few weeks.
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Heavy snow fell across central and northern New Mexico overnight, leaving several inches of snow and messy roads for the morning commute. The roads are snow-packed in the Sandia/Manzano Mountain and east mountains area. We will find wet and snowy roads for much of the northeast highlands, east plains, and southeast plains, along with the northern mountains and west mountains.
Scattered snow showers will continue through the morning commute, with heavy pockets of snow and some low visibility possible. Snow will start to end from west to east around 9 a.m. through midday. In the southeast plains, light snow and wintry mix are possible, with light ice accumulation through the early afternoon.

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