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LaPorte County to pay ransom after computer servers hacked

Global hacking / Source: MGN Image
Global hacking / Source: MGN Image
Published: Jul. 12, 2019 at 9:43 PM EDT
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The bad guys apparently won in La Porte County.

Last Saturday, the county's computer servers were attacked by hackers who unleashed a virus.

Undoing the damage will cost more than $132,000, or 10.5 bitcoin. The county decided to pay a ransom after the FBI determined its "keys" could not unlock the data.

The county's insurance agent will cover $100,000 of the ransom.

There is no evidence that any personal information was compromised.