Criminal Justice Agencies Paying for Ransomware Attacks

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Maine Sheriff Todd Brackett’s first inclination when he learned part of his department’s computerized records management system had been taken over by ransomware was not to pay. “We’re policemen,” he said. “We don’t pay ransom.” Ultimately he — like Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. in Pittsburgh — did pay ransom, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!