Posted by HardOCP News 7:57 AM (CST)
Wednesday November 09, 2016
I am astounded that an insurance company would advise a city government to pay ransomware in hopes of receiving and encryption code to unlock their systems. You know, since dealing with hackers always works so well, I predict that the hacker take the money and disappear, leaving Madison County high and dry.
On the advice of their insurance company Madison County officials are moving forward to pay the ransom demands by a unknown group that attacked the county’s computer system. Madison County was hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend that prevented access to county records. The malware attack has not affected the election where the voting registration records are maintained on a separate computer server. County officials are hoping the problem will be resolved by Wednesday once the encryption code is received from the hackers.