Extortionists give Presque Isle police more time to pay ransom | #malware | #ransomware | #hacking


PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The unidentified cybergang that hacked into the Presque Isle Police Department server in mid-April has extended the ransom deadline until Friday at 7 p.m.

The Avaddon malware site located on the dark web is posting the police department status. The hackers gave city officials 192 more hours to pay an undisclosed ransom amount before they leak all the documents obtained in the attack. The new ransom timeclock ends May 7.

On April 18 when the breach was discovered, the city contacted the FBI, which is investigating the ransom attack, City Manager Martin Puckett said.



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