PA: Part of Delaware County Computer System Down After Attacked By Hackers

Chad Pradelli and Cheryl Mettendorf report:

Cybercriminals have attacked the Delaware County, Pennsylvania government network and taken it hostage. The criminals are demanding $500,000 to free it up.

Sources told Action News, the cybercriminals gained control of the network on Saturday encrypting files, including police reports, payroll, purchasing, and other databases. Prosecution evidence, however, has not been affected.

Sources said the county is in the process of paying the $500,000 ransom as it’s insured for such attacks.

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