Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday June 07, 2014

We "Will Be Paying No Ransom," Vows Town

This is a bazaar bit of news involving a small New Hampshire town’s police department computers: they are being held for ransom by Criptowall malware.

"Make no mistake, the Town of Durham will be paying no ransom," Town Manager Todd Selig was quoted as saying by CBS Boston news. Police department computers for the town of almost 15,000 residents were reportedly infected Thursday after an officer opened what appeared to be a legitimate file attachment to an e-mail.