UPDATE: Lake City fires employee after paying ransom in malware attack
The city manager of Lake City, Joe Helfenberg confirmed that the director of information technology, Brian Hawkins, was fired.
This decision comes after a “Triple Threat” cyber attack that disabled city servers, phones, and email that resulted in ransom.
Lake City paid $460,000 in ransom for a cyber attack through the cyber cryptocurrency, Bitcoin
Read more on WCJB. It doesn’t explain why the employee was fired. Is this just a case of throwing someone under the bus to deflect blame or was their some actually some basis? At this point, it’s unknown.