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Jerome asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 5 months ago

How does one have confidence in the election process when our cities are being held hostage NOW?

Baltimore is still recovering from a computer infiltration. Didn't pay the ransom. Now another town in Florida who paid. How many towns does it take for this be a priority to the Trump administration?

On Monday, in an emergency meeting of the city council, the administration of Lake City, a small Florida city with a population of 65,000, voted to pay a ransom demand of 42 bitcoins, worth nearly $500,000.

The decision to pay the ransom demand was made after the city suffered a catastrophic malware infection earlier this month, on June 10, which the city described as a "triple threat."

Despite the city's IT staff disconnecting impacted systems within ten minutes of detecting the attack, a ransomware strain infected almost all its computer systems, with the exception of the police and fire departments, which ran on a separate network.

Lake City government work has been crippled for nearly two weeks because of the incident.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago
    Best Answer

    I think he eliminated the cyber security department.

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    5 months ago


    That's great stuff right there.

    • Bill
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      None of their computers are on an isolated network and yet all of them are used for government work. Do you not see how utterly incompetent that is?

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