Pennsylvania State Prosecutor’s Office Paid Ransom In ‘Avalanche’ Ransomware Attack
“Allegheny County state prosecutor’s office paid attackers $1,400 in Bitcoin to free its data.
Remember that massive international takedown of the Avalanche botnet network last week that supported a major cybercrime ring? Well, at least one of the hundreds of thousands of victims of the operation has admitted publicly that it was hit with ransomware and forced to pay up.
The state prosecutor’s office in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, confirmed to the Associated Press that it paid a ransom of around $1,400 in Bitcoin after its systems were infected with ransomware via Avalanche.”