The City of Lafayette paid $45K to hackers after cyberattack

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — The City of Lafayette paid $45,000 to a hacker or a group of hackers who were holding the city’s data hostage, the city announced Tuesday in a news release.

The city said it detected the attack just before 7 a.m. July 27 and immediately began efforts to contain the malware. The Boulder Office of Emergency Management and the State Office of Information Technology assisted the city in trying to contain the attack.

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