Delaware County officials paid $25,000 in ransom to hackers who infiltrated the county’s computer system

Vinny Vella reports:

Hackers used a malware attack to infiltrate Delaware County’s servers in the fall, and then held employees’ personal data for ransom, ultimately costing the county $25,000 in ransom to restore access to the data, according to county officials.

The attack was first reported Nov. 24, when county officials said the computer network had been compromised by a hack affecting everything but emergency dispatch and the then-ongoing certification of votes in the presidential election.

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