Key Biscayne recovering from cyberattack after hackers hit a third city in Florida
On June 23, the village of Key Biscayne became the third Florida city this month to be at the receiving end of a cyberattack. Earlier this month, Riviera Beach paid $600,000 in ransom after it was targeted in a ransomware attack, while Lake City paid threat actors around $500,000 in order to recover from a ransomware infection.
The attack on Key Biscayne has been officially referred to as a “data security event” by local authorities. After it detected the event, Key Biscayne took its systems off-line “in an abundance of caution” and launched an visitation into the incident. By June 26, all systems were back online. The city has not revealed the exact nature of the incident and whether it involved ransomware.