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US Police Declines to Pay Bitcoin Ransom, Loses Years of Data

Earlier this year, the office of the Cockrell Hill Police Department in Dallas was hit with a series of ransomware attacks. Data stored on local computers and servers was immediately encrypted and disabled for use indefinitely. Distributors of the ransomware requested a one-time payment worth US$4,000 in bitcoin in exchange for a decryption key to unlock the department’s data and evidences collected over the past few years. Stephen Barlag, Cockrell …
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