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Denver suburb won’t cough up millions in ransomware attack that closed city hall

  • 3 days ago

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.”

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