Officials: Ransom demanded in Licking County technology hack

Officials in Licking County tell 10TV that ransom was demanded for an IT hack that impacted the county’s phone and computer systems.

A computer virus shut down more than a thousand computers inside the Licking county government center late Tuesday.

A county commissioner says that the virus demanded a payment in Bitcoin for the county to regain control of their systems. Officials declined to specify the amount of money that was requested.

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