Sunday, January 29, 2017

Police Lose Years Worth Of Evidence In Ransom Hacking

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times, there is absolutely no reason for any mission critical system like this to be connected to the internet.

The Cockrell Hill Police Department lost video evidence and a cache of digital documents after hackers invaded the department’s computer system last month. Stephen Barlag, Cockrell Hill's police chief, said the incident was not the work of hackers, but acknowledged that the incident included a computer-generated ransom demand. "This was not a hacking incident," Barlag said in a news release Wednesday evening. "No files or confidential information was breached or obtained by any outside parties."