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Old 12-06-2017, 10:17 PM   #1
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Mecklenburg County, N. C., USA, hit by ranaomeware.


Mecklenburg County, home of the city of Charlotte, is reported to be refusing to pay the $23,000 ransom demanding by the folks who phished for and caught their data.

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“I am confident that our backup data is secure and we have the resources to fix this situation ourselves,” Diorio said in a news release. “It will take time, but with patience and hard work, all of our systems will be back up and running as soon as possible.”

On Monday, a county employee received a phishing email and inadvertently opened an attachment that contained spyware and a worm into the county’s computer system.
The ransomware is reported to have been something called LockCrypt.
 
Old 12-09-2017, 05:17 AM   #2
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"We don't negotiate with terrorists"
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:17 AM   #3
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Long time passing
Where has all the Unix gone
Gone to Windows everyone
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