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Tax money used by Police to pay cybercriminals ransomware infection

The police department of Tewksbury had been infected by a ransomware virus that demanded 500 dollar in order to decrypt the files. The ransomware had gained access to classified criminal files and the police department had trouble to access those files (d’uh).

The ransomware had been active for 5 days, but it has been reported that the malware has been removed from the police department.

Let’s see how they will act the next time.