Prosecutor's office paid bitcoin ransom in cyberattack

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A state prosecutor’s office in Pennsylvania was among hundreds of thousands of victims of a now-shuttered international cybercrime operation, paying nearly $1,400 in a bitcoin ransom to free up its infected computer network, authorities disclosed Monday.

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