Florida city pays hackers $600K in bitcoin to get computer systems back

A small city in south Florida has agreed to pay a Bitcoin ransom of roughly US$600,000 [AU$867,000] in order to regain access to data that had been sealed off due to a ransomware attack. Hackers hit the city of Riviera Beach two weeks ago when a member of the police department opened up an email that contained the malware.

City commissioners in Riviera Beach, Fla., voted earlier this week to hand over 65 Bitcoins, or about $600,000, to a hacker who had taken over the city’s computers, according to CBS 12.

A reddit dedicated to the profession of computer system administration.. Florida city to pay $600K ransom to hacker who seized computer systems weeks ago. It’s a shitload more than $600k. Pay the ransom, get back up and running. Your city’s (or company’s) data is not a hill to die on for.

Florida city pays hackers $600K in bitcoin to get computer systems back A small city in Florida has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 in bitcoin ransom to hackers who took control of its computer systems in a ransomware attack,

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City employees there first noticed troubles on June 6, when the city’s computer systems. a payment of 42 Bitcoins, or.

For three weeks, Riviera Beach, a city of 35,000 people in Florida, had its computer systems held hostage. On Monday, the city council voted unanimously to pay $600,000 in bitcoin to the hackers.

A saga that began with a municipal employee opening a corrupted email has forced a small Florida city to take the extraordinary step of agreeing to pay nearly $600,000 to the hackers who paralyzed their computer systems.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously this week to pay the.

A small city in Florida has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 in bitcoin ransom to hackers who took control of its computer systems in a ransomware attack, according to reports. The Riviera Beach City Council on monday unanimously approved its insurance carrier to pay 65 bitcoin – valued at about $592,000 – in hopes of regaining full access to its network, the Palm Beach Post reported.

A city in Florida has decided to pay. ransomware attacks generally work by encrypting your computer’s files and then forcing you to pay up to get them back. However, the FBI recommends against.

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