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A Florida city council voted to pay the hackers close to $600,000 to buy it, after she checked her computer system, of weeks, ago.

Riviera Beach-city commissioners voted unanimously at a special meeting of the city council on Monday to pay out 65 Bitcoins — which is approximately equal to the hefty sum — after all, the hackers claimed to be paid in the cryptocurrency.

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The board had already voted to spend close to $1 million in new computers and hardware, that is, after the hack, and said that she felt she had no choice, but to get the money to pay for it if they wanted to see their records, who the hackers are encrypted.

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Since the hack, the city has been working with outside security consultants, who suggested to Riviera Beach to pay the ransom.

The investigators believe that the attack began when someone in the police department is clicked in an e-mail link is on the 29th of May, allowing the hacker to upload malware, The Palm Beach Post reported.

The spokesman conceded there are no guarantees that, once the hackers have received the money, will be the release of the records. The fee will be covered by the insurance policy.

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The FBI, on its website, it says that it is “not supported” in the pay of the hackers, but Riviera Beach is not the only one: many government agencies and companies. Many governments and businesses have been conducted in the United States of america and in the world in the last couple of years.

In Baltimore, refused to pay the hacker $76,000 after an attack in the last month. The U.S. government’s indictment of two Iranians last year for allegedly releasing more than 200 of the ransomware attacks, including the cities of Atlanta, Newark, new jersey, New Jersey, usa. The men, who have not been arrested, has received more than $6 million in payments, and caused $ 30 million in damage to computer systems, federal prosecutors said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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