In the beginning of the year, hackers hacked into the cloud servers of the company Ilona Mask Tesla and used their power for mining cryptocurrency. Now cybercriminals have blocked access to the computers of the government of Georgia and demand a ransom in the amount of 51 thousand dollars in bitcoins.
Hackers demand ransom in bitcoin
Blocked hackers on computers are stored judiciary and payment information residents of the state, writes Cointelegraph. The municipality can also unlock each computer separately — it will be worth it at 6.8 per thousand dollars.
The mayor of the city of Atlanta Keisha lance bottoms appealed to users of municipal websites with a request to check their accounts for suspicious activity. Answering the question about the possible payment of ransom, the mayor announced that the final decision on this matter is still pending.
To investigate the break-in was connected FBI, employees of the Ministry of national security of the United States, as well as Microsoft and Cisco. According to local TV station 11Alive, computers blocked known cryptographer SamSam. With its help last year were hacked the websites of several U.S. medical institutions and devices in the government of Philadelphia.
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