A city council in Florida decided to pay a $600,000 bitcoin ransom to a hacker in exchange for compromised data.

According to Business Insider, a city council in Florida has voted to pay a $600,000 bitcoin ransom to hackers attacking the city's computer systems. According to reports, the Riviera Beach City Council, located 50 miles north of Fort Lauderdale in the state, voted on Monday to meet the hacker's request and hope to retrieve the leaked data. According to previous news, the hacking began on May 29, when an employee of the police station opened an email attachment containing malware, which caused the system to be infected, and the hacker blackmailed accordingly.