Ransomware Attack on Police Department Encrypts Evidence, Sets Criminals Free
Holding data for ransom often has business repercussions beyond just delays and inconvenience. In the case of a police investigation, it’s putting criminals back on the street.
Last year, the police department in Stuart, FL was hit with a ransomware attack. The ripple effect of this attack is still being felt as the evidence in 11 cases was a part of the data held for ransom and was unrecoverable.