Palmhurst Police Department infected with ransomware. A week later, they’re up and running again…
The Palmhurst Police Department has finished recovering from a recent ransomware attack. The ransomware variant was not disclosed; however they did receive a ransom demand of roughly $250 USD. The authorities reported they did not pay the ransom, and took the time to get their systems up and running by using their back up systems.
Ransomware is a malicious software that encrypts the victims files, making them inaccessible. Then, the cyber criminals send a ransom note to the victims making a demand for a payment to decrypt the victim’s files.
To see a full list of ransomware attacks that have taken place, you can click here. We have also created a ransomware map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S. this year.