Chicago police dept. pays over $600 after being hit by a ransomware attack

Chicago Police Star The Chicago police department paid a ransom of over $600 through bitcoin after being hit by a common ransomware attack. The malware infected a police server It would seem that the payment of the ransom was the only way to decrypt documents since even the backup had been infected by the malware. So, creating awareness seems still to be one of the best way to address security within private and public organizations, avoiding bad impressions to the outside above all when into play there are law enforcement agencies…

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