Hackers grabbed a digital database from the city of Detroit, and demanded a Bitcoin ransom.
According to Mayor Mike Duggan, the city called their bluff and the hijackers were unsuccessful with their request. He explained this week that hackers had asked for hundreds of thousands of dollars in the crypto currency after compromising a city database back in April. The pilfered database wasn’t used or needed by the city, however, The Detroit News reported, so the ransom was never paid.
Speaking at the North American International Cyber Summit, Duggan said the incident from earlier this year made him realize that sensitive information needs to be stored more securely.
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