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Sheriff's office pays ransom to unlock files encrypted by CryptoWall

2014/11/14

Softpedia - (Tennessee) The sheriff's office in Dickson County, Tennessee, reported that its computer system was the victim of the CryptoWall ransomware in October after an employee clicked on a malicious advertisement placed on the Web site of a local radio station. The sheriff's office was forced to pay about $500 in digital currency in order to retrieve 72,000 files that were encrypted by the ransom-demanding malware.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Sheriff-s-Office-Pays-Ransom-to-Unlock-Files-Encrypted-by-CryptoWall-464962.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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