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Hacker Ransom Demands From Cities Are Growing

Weeks after the insurer of Lake City, Fl., paid a $460,000 ransom, the city has not recovered all of its files from a cyberattack. There is a possibility that thousands of pages of documents that had been painstakingly digitized will have…

Small FL City Paying $600K Ransom to Hackers

City leaders in Riviera Beach, Fl., met this week for an extraordinary vote to pay nearly $600,000 in ransom to hackers who paralyzed the city’s computer systems, reports the New York Times. Riviera Beach, a city of about 35,000 people…

More Local Governments Face Cyberattack Threat

Local governments are facing a growing threat of cyberattacks and escalating ransom demands, as an attack Baltimore has crippled thousands of computers for a month, reports the Wall Street Journal. “Ransomware is a pandemic” in the U.S.,…

More Local Governments Face Cyberattack Threat

Local governments are facing a growing threat of cyberattacks and escalating ransom demands, as an attack Baltimore has crippled thousands of computers for a month, reports the Wall Street Journal. “Ransomware is a pandemic” in the U.S.,…

Malware Used in Cyberattacks Developed by NSA

Baltimore has been struggling with a cyberattack by extortionists that has frozen thousands of computers, shut down email and disrupted real estate sales, water bills, health alerts and other services. A key component of malware that…