Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Florida City Fires IT Employee After Paying $460,000 Ransom

Although I feel bad for this guy, I'm not sure I would protest my firing if I was responsible for security being so lame that it could be taken over by malware chumps.

Officials from Lake City, Florida, have fired an IT employee last week after the city was forced to approve a gigantic ransomware payment of nearly $500,000 last Monday. The employee, whose name was not released, was fired on Friday, according to local media reports, who cited the Lake City mayor.