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Hackers Publish Florida School District Files After $40M Ransom Unpaid

Hackers who sought $40 million in ransom from a South Florida school district that refused to pay have now published nearly 26,000 stolen files. Many of the files, dated from 2012 to March 2021, contain Broward School District accounting and …

Alabama City Will Pay $300K in Bitcoin Ransom to End Computer System Hack

A city in northern Alabama will pay a ransom worth $300,000 in Bitcoins in response to a hack of its computer system. Florence City Council voted unanimously at an emergency meeting Wednesday evening to make the payment from the city’s …

An Insurance Insider’s View of Municipal Ransomware Claims

The ransomware attacks on public entities in Texas, Florida, Maryland, Georgia and elsewhere this year have raised questions not only about paying ransoms but also about the role of insurance in helping these targets get back to serving the public. …