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Bitcoin ransomers claim second victory as Florida town pays $500,000

The Next Web Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Bitcoin ransomers claim second victory as Florida town pays $500,000A second town in Florida has paid over $500,000 in Bitcoin to hackers following a ransomware attack. Officials in Lake City paid the hackers after their computer systems were down for two weeks. IT staff are thought to have disconnected their computers within minutes of the attack beginning, but their efforts proved too little, too late. As a result of the attack, employees lost access to email accounts and citizens were unable to make municipal payments online.  The hackers contacted the town’s insurer and negotiated a payment of 42BTC ($500,000), with officials claiming that paying the amount was the best…

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