How to Protect Yourself From This New Form of Ransom

Posted on September 24, 2019 10:32 am

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By Joe Jarvis

It was just another boring workday at the municipal offices.

Maybe this employee hadn’t even had his second cup of coffee. Still groggy, he opened an email that seemed mundane. He clicked a link.

And just like that, the town of Lake City Florida was disabled.

Employees were locked out of their email accounts. All town computers seized up. Town websites and services went offline for weeks.

Police and fire departments were not affected because they operated on different servers. But another Florida town hadn’t been so lucky.

Just a few weeks earlier, Riviera