Florida Town Pays Hackers $600k and Still Replace Their Devices

Riveria Beach in Florida has been attacked with ransomware. Although the exact variant is unknown, the ransom demands were disclosed. According to city council members, the hackers requested a payment of $600,000 in order to decrypt the locked files. The city paid it, in an effort to restore their network as quickly as possible.

In addition to forking over hundreds of thousands of dollars, the city will also be paying over $1 million to replace the impacted devices.

Other Attacks

For a list of ransomware attacks that have already taken place in 2019, you may click here. We have also created a map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.

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