Ryan Kath and Jim Haddadin report:
Inside the Bay State, a handful of attacks against cities and towns have garnered widespread attention, though the problem may be more prevalent than many imagine. Records obtained by the NBC10 Boston Investigators show dozens of Massachusetts communities have quietly negotiated ransomware attacks, sometimes taking days or weeks to recover, or paying large sums to reclaim their data.
In a broad survey last year, NBC10 requested records regarding ransomware attacks from each city and town in Massachusetts. More than 260 responded, and the results show at least one out of every six communities in Massachusetts has been infected by ransomware.
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