dark reading reports: The New York police department (NYPD) pulled its LiveScan fingerprint tracking system offline after a ransomware virus spread to 23 machines connected to the database over the weekend. The incident began on October 5, when a contractor installing a digital exhibit at a Queens constabulary academy plugged in an infected NUC mini-PC, the New York stake reports. The minicomputer spread an unidentified virus to 23 machines connected to the LiveScan system. Within hours, police detected the breach. NYPD cyber command and joint Terrorism task personnel were alerted. read more on dark Reading.