Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Ransomware: US County Pays Ransom

The IT department of Miami County in the US state of Ohio has on the advice of a security $ 700 paid to the creators of CryptoWall-ransomware so the county encrypted files recovered. Early September was faced by the county with an infection.

The administrative computer system of the communication was via e-mail gets infected by the ransomware said Troy Daily News. This center is also responsible for the 911 emergency service in the county, but the network of these became infected. The ransomware early $ 700 in bitcoins, which Miami County on the board finally paid advised by a security expert. According to the expert would be the retrieval of the encrypted document in this way be cheaper and faster, reports Dayton Daily News.

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