Hapless US police department taken down for a second time in a month by ransomware

Nicholas Fearn
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Police data lost in targeted ransomware attacks

A US police force has been hit by two data-shredding ransomware attacks within the space of just one month - with the FBI called in to investigate. The attacks on the network and servers of the ...

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