Canadian Town Pays Hackers Ransom in Bitcoin (BTC)

Kalina Tekelieva reports:

The ransom that the Canadian town of Midland has paid to cyber criminals to have its servers unblocked was in the form of Bitcoin (BTC), media source Global News reported last week, quoting a local spokesperson. How much Midland has paid in cryptocurrency, however, was not specified.

On September 1, the town in the Ontario province became a victim of a malware attack, as hackers managed to encrypt the information stored on several town systems, leaving them virtually unusable. Right after, Midland got a ransom demand to get decryption keys. The town authorities decided a few days later to pay the sum.

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