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To Pay Or Not To Pay A Hackers’ Ransom?

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Back in December of 2017 In Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, a county government employee was tricked by an email phishing scam. As a result, 48 servers had their data infected by LockCrypt ransomware. The attack paralysed numerous crucial services, including the county’s tax, finance, deed, and social services. The cybercriminals wanted a ransom of $23,000 […]