Say What?!: Sheriff’s Department Files Held for Ransom by Malware

DICKSON, Tennessee – A Tennessee sheriff’s department said it paid more than $500 ransom to release files locked away by malicious software accidentally downloaded into the system.

Detective Jeff McCliss, IT director for the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, said the “Cryptowall” program was installed into the department’s computer system in late October when someone streaming local radio station WDKN accidentally clicked on a rotating ad that had been infected with the malware.

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