Statement: PC Matic CEO Rob Cheng Statement on Albany Area 911-Dispatch Center Ransomware Attacks

Myrtle Beach, SC ΓÇô Today, PC Matic CEO and Founder, Rob Cheng, issued the following statement regarding the recent ransomware attack that struck Albany Area 911-Dispatch Centers:

“Targeting a 911-dispatch center with ransomware is yet another low for
cybercriminals. This attack ΓÇô striking a public safety dispatch system shared by residents of Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga counties ΓÇô demonstrates that cybercriminals will target even those in need of help if it proves the potential for profit. The question isnΓÇÖt a matter of if another attack will occur, but when. Cybercrime will continue, and more lives could potentially be put at risk until state and local leaders put in place preventative, proactive solutions designed to thwart these modern-day threats.ΓÇ¥

To learn more about the steps officials can put in place, Mr. Cheng has media availability on March 18th or 19th via phone or Skype. During this time, Mr. Cheng is also available to discuss topics such as how Americans can keep themselves safe while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and a variety of cybersecurity related topics.

To schedule an interview with. Mr. Cheng, or to receive more information, please contact Gavin Smith, PC Matic Director of Communications, via e-mail at [email protected]