Theresa Payton: Mecklenburg County Files Held for Ransom

WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
December 06, 2017 - 7:44 am

Theresa Payton, Cyber Security Expert, Fortalice Solutions talks with Bo. Multiple files from Mecklenburg County’s server are being held for ransom after being hacked, according to County Manager Dena Diorio. Ransomware spiked 6,000% last year. 50% paid a ransom, and do not have to report. Bitcoin, a form of cryptocurrency, allows anonymity. 

Theresa Payton: Meck County Held for Ransom

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