Growing Threat – how hackers are stealing your files and selling them back to you

Recently, the police in Lincoln County, Maine were faced with a decision: Pay an unidentified hacker $300, or lose access to all of the files on their network, which included the types of sensitive information that you might imagine a police department network maintains.

The department did decide to pay up, and the FBI was able to track the money to a Swiss bank account, but they got no further….



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