IN: Madison County pays ransom on advice of insurer
Well, this is interesting: a media report says that a county’s insurer advised them to pay a ransomware demand. Ken de la Bastide reports:
On the advice of their insurance company Madison County officials are moving forward to pay the ransom demands by a unknown group that attacked the county’s computer system.
Madison County was hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend that prevented access to county records.
The malware attack has not affected the election where the voting registration records are maintained on a separate computer server.[…]The amount of the ransom is not being provided by the commissioners, but Travelers Insurance, the county’s insurance carrier, will reimburse a portion of the cost, less the county’s deductible.
Read more on the Washington Times Herald.