LaPORTE COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - 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.