Joe Bruno reports:
Mecklenburg County officials are holding a 2 p.m. news conference on the attack and ransom demand. Channel 9 will carry it live HERE and on Facebook Live.
A hacker is holding files on Mecklenburg County‘s server for ransom and has given the county a Wednesday deadline to pay up, according to Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio.
Diorio told Channel 9 that someone opened an email they shouldnt have opened, which helped the hacker infiltrate the system and cause a countywide outage.
Mecklenburg County officials and attorneys said there is a language barrier with the hacker. Theyre trying to determine if the hacker wants two bitcoin, which is roughly $25,000, per server or two bitcoin per file, which would make the ransom demand much higher.
Read more on WSOC-TV.
A language barrier? Seriously? Hard to believe that they seriously wonder if it is is per file as opposed to per server.