FBI Says Ransomware Victims Shouldn’t Pay, Instead Protect Their Systems

The computer systems at more than a half dozen cities and public services across the country have been hit by ransomware this year. Baltimore is one of them. That attack could end up costing the city more than $18 million. WJZ wanted to learn more about who these attackers are and what can be done to stop them. It was May 7 when city workers computer screens suddenly locked. A message appeared: “We’ve been watching you for days. We won’t talk more. All we know is money! Hurry up!” Cybercriminals demand $100,000 in bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that is difficult to trace. (WJZ-TV)

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