A small florida city did just that by agreeing to pay more than half a million dollars in ransom to regain access to files and data that were locked and encrypted. The Riviera Beach online system had fallen victim to ransomware – malicious software designed to take your computer files or system hostage – when an employee unknowingly clicked an email that allowed hackers to upload the malware.
The city of Riviera Beach, Florida, has agreed to pay hackers about $600000 in bitcoin to end a ransomware attack that crippled the city’s IT infrastructure for.
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The city council of Riviera Beach, Florida has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 worth of Bitcoin (BTC) to regain access to data encrypted in a hacker attack, the New York Times reported on June 19.
Everyone knows that crime doesn’t pay, or at least that’s what we’re all led to believe. For hackers who broke into the computer systems of a Florida city a few weeks back, crime seems to be paying rather well, and the local government has agreed to pay the hefty sum of $600,000 to regain access to its own files.
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.
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A Florida town has agreed to pay a $600,000 ransom in Bitcoin after hackers paralyzed its computer systems. The payment was authorized this week by the city council of Riviera Beach, which is located north of Miami and has a population of around 32,500, the palm beach post reported.
Florida truly never ceases to amaze. Just days after the city council of Riviera Beach agreed to pay hackers $600,000 to save its data, another Florida city has forked over a similar ransom.
Florida city forced to pay hackers $600,000 in cryptocurrency to get its computer systems back. its city council voted unanimously to pay 65 bitcoin to the hackers. a small Florida city to take the extraordinary step of agreeing to pay nearly $600,000 to the hackers who paralyzed their computer systems.