$35,000 bitcoin ransom attack on St. Louis library

Ransomware authors may take a lesson from the current situation in the St. Louis Public Library system, which is currently on complete lockdown due to an attack that was discovered last Thursday. The authors demanded $35,000 to decrypt the system, which is vital for the operation of the library and includes such things as who currently has which book and the public Internet service. In the past, nationwide, several government agencies have given in to the demands of ransomware. (See Hacked’s posts on the subject.) But St. Louis library officials allowed their IT people to work overnight, and by morning they had “regained control of the server,” which has nothing to do with accessing the files. Read more: cryptocoinsnews.com