FBI: Nashville company Asurion paid $300K ransom after private data was stolen; former employee named as suspect

Brian Kelman reports:

A Nashville corporation paid at least $300,000 in ransom to a extortionist who claimed he stole private info of thousands of employees and more than a million customers, according to new court records from an ongoing FBI investigation.

Asurion, a global phone insurance and tech support company headquartered in the city, confirmed the breach but said it believes the suspect took less information than he claimed.

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