Denver suburb won’t cough up millions in ransomware attack that closed city hall
The demand was big: $5 million to unlock Wheat Ridge’s municipal data and computer systems seized by a shadowy overseas ransomware operation.
The response was defiant: We’ll keep our money and fix the mess you made ourselves.
“The city has made the determination not to pay a ransom,” Amanda Harrison, a Wheat Ridge spokeswoman, said this week. “The city’s IT professionals are working diligently to restore files stored within the city’s network from viable backups.”