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Alabama City Plans to Pay Ransomware Group Despite Warnings

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Alabama City Plans to Pay Ransomware Group Despite Warnings

A ransomware gang launched an attack on the information technology systems of Florence, Alabama in may. This attack came despite warnings by cybersecurity firms about possible hacker infiltration into the city’s infrastructure.

According to a KrebsOnSecurity report from June 8, city officials intend to pay a ransom of nearly $300,000, citing concerns that failing to do so may result in private citizens having their personal data leaked. If paid, the ransom will be covered in Bitcoin.

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Alabama City Plans to Pay Ransomware Group Despite Warnings

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