The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Friday, Feb. 10

The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Friday, Feb. 10


After a story by TR about City Commissioner Jack Porter seeking a discussion about a possible property tax increase, Porter took to Twitter to express her concern about prior spending decisions.

The Tallahassee Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit has made an arrest related to a recent string of battery cases in the downtown area, Mayor Dailey issues statement.

An alert from the Tallahassee Police Department about a dangerous individual who was “harassing patrons and businesses in the downtown area” has prompted a twitter thread highlighting the impact of the homelessness issue on downtown Tallahassee.

TMH has indicated they are making significant progress in returning to normal after a cyber attack left the hospital significantly hampered. “We are now working toward bringing impacted systems back online,” the hospital announced. “As is customary with events of this nature, it will take some time to return to normal operations. While we cannot share a definitive timeline, we are making significant progress and working nonstop to bring systems back online safely as soon as possible.”


Florida Sen. Rick Scott continued his comments on Newsmax by agreeing with host Greta van Susteren that cable companies that have axed Newsmax from their programming are suppressing the channel’s views. “I did a letter with Sen. Ted Cruz asking for more information,” Scott said. “What I see is they’re picking, they’re getting rid of conservative views. And they can’t do that. So they’ve got to treat everybody fairly.”

The Florida Legislature has continued to advance legislation that is going to lead to the state takeover of Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis maintained that Disney will handle their share of debt. “Disney is going to pay its fair share of taxes and honor its debt. When we first went down this road last spring, a lot of folks in the media were saying that Disney would pay less taxes and Floridians will pay more taxes,” said DeSantis. “This puts that to bed. Those debts will be honored and paid.”


The Florida State Track and Field Team will be competing in two invitationals this weekend: The Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque and the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston. The Kirby Invitational will take place at the Albuquerque Convention Center starting at noon on Friday and at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Hemery Invitational will take place at the Boston University Track & Tennis Center with events starting at 10 a.m. on Friday at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.


3 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Friday, Feb. 10"

  1. @ Joe – can large operations and governments keep a set of blank servers, do a full backup each night, then when a hacker gets in trash the infected servers and load the last clean backup onto the set of blank servers always on standby?

  2. Skeptic: Not sure a hacker got in. It may be that they were invited in by a phishing email. All it takes is 1 person to fall for it, and the “payload” can be deployed. TMH could have done EVERYTHING right, and still they’d be vulnerable

  3. TMH should be drawn, quartered, and quartered again.

    In today’s world, there are too many bad actors willing to jeopardize people’s lives for ill-gotten paydays. Hospitals are a high priority target in that their disruption can cause mass chaos, many millions in lost revenue, and loss of trust by the community.

    For a hacker to get through to do this damage is on them. That they weren’t equipped to recover for it in just hours is unforgivable.

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