The Laporte County, Indiana government paid $130,000 in bitcoin ransom after being attacked by ransomware

According to CCN, just a few days ago, the US Mayor Conference passed a resolution opposing cities to pay Bitcoin ransoms to hackers. However, according to WSBT-TV, the Laporte County government of Indiana took the opposite approach after being attacked by ransomware. In order to recover the encrypted files, the local government paid a $130,000 bitcoin ransom to the cyber attacker. At the current price, this is equivalent to 11.3 bitcoins. The Laporte County government will pay $30,000 and its insurance company will pay most of the ransom.