Ransom for government data?

ransom demand

Authorities in Madison County are working frantically to find their important files and documents after hackers broke into the system and stole critical information. Now, the cyber criminals are demanding a large sum of money from the county or threaten to never return the files.

“They are calling this a very significant event and that means whoever is behind it absolutely knows what they are doing and it is going to be extremely difficult for us to gain access of our servers on our own,” said Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger.

Unlike corporations who can hide these events, these payoffs will be public information – including payoff amounts.


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