Police investigating ransomware attack on a Roanoke area non-profit

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- United Way of Roanoke Valley notified Roanoke police in December that they were the victims of a computer crime.

RPD Capt. Chester Smith says the organization advised officers "they thought there was a possibility that their computer files had been corrupted and/or compromised."

The United Way of Roanoke Valley wouldn't give many details of the ransomware virus but provided the following statement:

"United Way did obtain a virus that temporarily impeded access to operating files. No private information pertaining to our clients, donors or community partners was compromised. The issue was resolved with no long-term implications, at no cost to United Way."

Roanoke police have an ongoing investigation into the attack.