NJ city’s computer files held for ‘ransom,’ officials say
“The city of Plainfield was struck last week by hackers who demanded money in exchange for the release of encrypted files, the mayor told NJ 101.5 Wednesday.
Mayor Adrian Mapp said city officials reached out to state and federal law enforcement authorities for help. He said the NJ State Police Cyber Crimes Unit is still working with the Network Intrusion Unit of the Secret Service to resolve the problem.
The city is the latest victim of ransomware, a program that allows hackers to hold certain files for ransom.”