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Ransomware Takes Out North Carolina County
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:47:01 pm »
"Ransomware has severely disrupted an entire North Carolina county, forcing a return to pen and paper for tax payments, jail services, child support and more."

In a sign of the continued threat to operations that ransomware poses, news emerged this week that 48 out of Mecklenburg County’s 500 servers were infected and forced into quarantine. Reassuringly, county manager Dena Diorio said at a press conference that the local authority wouldn’t be paying the $23,000 ransom, but instead would begin the long and arduous process of restoring from back-ups.

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