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US mayors agree to boycott future ransomware attacks following hacking spree on city systems


Numerous big cities across the United States have fallen victim to ransomware attacks costing the municipalities tens of millions of dollars to recover. While some city administrators refrain from giving in to extortion demands, most end up paying in exchange for the decryption keys. Seeing how ransomware operators are showing no signs of stopping, city mayors have decided to stop giving in to extortion demands.

At the 87th annual meeting of the US Conference of Mayors this week, participating mayors from various big metropolises unanimously adopted a resolution not to pay any more ransom demands following a ransomware infection.

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