City of Westhaven Connecticut Pays $2K in Ransomware Extortion

By Donald Korinchak, MBA, PMP, CISSP, CASP, ITILv3 •  Updated: 10/27/18 •  1 min read

Another successful ransomware attack….

The City of West Haven, Connecticut made the tough decision to pay hackers $2,000 in ransom money after a ransomware attack halted all their operations. The city contacted the Department of Homeland Security who discovered the attack originated outside of the U.S. West Haven mayor Nancy Rossi said the attack disabled around 23 servers last week which led their local officials deciding to pay the $2000 in Bitcoin to unlock their servers.

Donald Korinchak, MBA, PMP, CISSP, CASP, ITILv3

Donald Korinchak is a Cybersecurity Professional in the Washington DC area. Donald holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business. Donald is considered a thought leader in business, leadership, and cybersecurity issues.