Brooks County pays off hacker with tax dollars after ransomware attack
Andrew Christiansen reports:
A recent ransomware attack on Brooks County’s Justice of the Peace and district courts, and finance department, cost it more than $37,000.
“I’m very unhappy because of that,” said resident Mario Villarreal. “It’s scary — of course it is — for everybody.”
Brooks County Judge Eric Ramos said the attack took place after an employee opened an email containing a link that allowed someone to hack their system.
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