Palmhurst Authorities Bounce Back After Ransomware Attack

Palmhurst Police Department infected with ransomware.  A week later, they’re up and running again…

The Palmhurst Police Department has finished recovering from a recent ransomware attack.  The ransomware variant was not disclosed; however they did receive a ransom demand of roughly $250 USD.  The authorities reported they did not pay the ransom, and took the time to get their systems up and running by using their back up systems.

Ransomware is a malicious software that encrypts the victims files, making them inaccessible.  Then, the cyber criminals send a ransom note to the victims making a demand for a payment to decrypt the victim’s files.

To see a full list of ransomware attacks that have taken place, you can click here.  We have also created a ransomware map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S. this year.

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