WA: Hacker tries to ransom housing authority data

A hacker gained access to Bremerton Housing Authority’s website this week and threatened to release client information unless the agency paid a $4,000 ransom.

The housing authority won’t negotiate with the cyber terrorist, Executive Director Kurt Wiest said.

According to Wiest, the only information compromised in the attack was a database of about 1,100 client names and the last four digits of the clients’ Social Security numbers.

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