TX: Edcouch hit by ransomware

Joanna Guzman reports:

A hacker gains access to the city of Edcouch and threatens to erase all the city’s information if officials did not deposit $40,000 in Bitcoins; a form of electronic cash. Information from the water department and city finances were compromised in the attack. The city manager says this comes just after the former city manager was arrested for allegedly tampering with water meters. Homeland Security is investigating the cyber attack after information of more than 3,000 residents was stolen.

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