September 12, 2018By Robert Johnson
“Under the guidance of cyber security experts, we have initiated the process to pay the ransom in exchange for the decryption keys. Although no ideal, it is in our interest to bring the system back online as quickly as possible. The town had previously secured an insurance policy to cover such circumstances. Decryption efforts are underway.”The Professional Golfers Association of America doesn’t agree with the decision made by Midland Town Council to meet the demands of the hackers, since they had similar malware put into their systems earlier last month. CCN reported on this saying:
“We exclusively have decryption software for your situation. No decryption software is available in the public.”The town isn’t the only one which would prefer to pay up so they can get their systems up and running again. Many victims of cyber hacking have met the demands of the hackers. What are your thoughts? Do you agree with Midland Town Council in coughing up the money for the hackers? Let us know down in the comments!