Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio, left, and Keith Gregg, the county’s Chief Information Technology Officer, right, speak at a press conference Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at the Government Center about the hacking of Mecklenburg County’s servers. A $25,000 ransom … More
CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County leaders announced they will not pay the ransom to cyber attackers who are holding files on the county’s server. Officials said instead of paying the hackers they are going to use backup data available prior … More
County Manager Dena Diorio says hackers froze 48 county servers, and asked for two bitcoins in ransom, which totals about $23,000. This, despite claims made by other county officials to WBTV that the hackers were actually seeking a ransom … More
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Authorities in a North Carolina county say its servers have been hacked and are being held for ransom. Mecklenburg County … Diorio said the hacker wants $23,000 or two bitcoin for the files, and gives the county … More
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities in a North Carolina county say its servers have been hacked and are being held for ransom. Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio told local media outlets that someone opened an email attachment they shouldn't have, helping … More
On Monday night, the sheriff's department released a 7-page ransom letter that was sent to the school board demanding a bitcoin payment to stop the threats and prevent the release of the stolen information. Law enforcement including the FBI and … More
Last month, computer hackers targeted the Sacramento Regional Transit system, resulting in 30 million files being deleted. The ransom price demanded by the hackers for that attack was a single bitcoin. Now that ransom price is being doubled as … More
… Public Transportation System Hacked: Attacker Demands One Bitcoin Ransom … to malicious and started deleting files from the SacRT server.