CO: Lafayette pays $45,000 in ransom after cyber-attack disabled computer system

Keely Sugden and Evan Kruegel report:

The mayor of Lafayette posted a video Tuesday, saying the City has paid a $45,000 ransom after a cyber attack affected city computer and phone systems.

“The City was coerced into paying a $45,000 ransom to retrieve a ‘key’ to unlock encrypted data,” officials said.

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