City Hall In Romania Under Cyber Attack, Hackers Demand Crypto

Paul Hackley
Unidentified hackers have blocked all the computers at Bucharest’s District 1 City Hall and asked the authorities to pay a ransom in Bitcoin. Cyber attack used email
City Hall In Romania Under Cyber Attack, Hackers Demand Crypto
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Unidentified hackers have blocked all the computers at Bucharest’s District 1 City Hall and asked the authorities to pay a ransom in Bitcoin, local news reported on Monday, Oct. 15.

The cyber attack took place through an infected email. Dan Tudorache, the mayor of District 1, said the hackers demanded a large sum in Bitcoin. However, nearly half of the computers has been freed by the City Hall’s IT team, and he expected all the computers would be functional by the end of this week.

Last year, the hackers also attacked the District 1 City Hall but failed to get the ransom.

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Paul Hackley is a journalist and essayist, focusing on blockchain and cryptocurrencies, with a strong interest in the future of the technology.