Tennessee Sheriff’s office forced to pay ransom for their own case files (VIDEO)

Officials with the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office in Dickson, Tennessee, said they had to pay a ransom after malware locked them out of thousands of their case files.

Officials said a staff member was streaming a local radio show and accidentally clicked on an ad, that ad led to malware which locked the system’s files. To retrieve the files, the department paid a $500 bitcoin ransom.

[ JRN ]