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Pottawatomie County Fixing Systems After Ransomware Attack

04
Oct
2021
Pottawatomie County Fixing Systems After Ransomware Attack

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The county resolved the attack by paying less than 10% of the hackers’ original demands, County Administrator Chad Kinsley said in a statement.

The eastern Kansas county did not disclose the amount it paid, WIBW-TV reported.

“We are a small county with small resources,” Kinsley said. “With the extraordinary demands that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on local governments like ours, we wanted to make sure that the hackers understood that there was no way we could even come close to meeting their demand.”

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