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Pennsylvania DA Office Pays US$1,400 in Bitcoin To Get Rid of Ransomware

The ransomware threat has claimed yet another victim in early December. After a malware attack had taken place against the Pennsylvania Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, the prosecutors were forced to cough up a Bitcoin fee. It appears that US$1,400 worth of BTC changed hands during the transaction. When government officials roll over to pay ransomware demands, things are going from bad to worse rather quickly. Never Ever Pay A …
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