Ransomware Shuts Down Online Services in Joplin, Mo.
Debby Woodin reports:
A July 7 network security incident that caused the Joplin city government’s computer system to shut down is believed to be the result of ransomware, the city said Thursday in a statement amid an ongoing investigation.
An insurer has paid an unknown person $320,000 to keep any sensitive information obtained as a result of the cyber attack from being exposed, the city said in the statement from City Manager Nick Edwards.
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