September 12, 2014 |

California pizzeria’s bookkeeping files held for ransom

By Pizza Today


BC_Logo_A Rocklin, California pizzeria owner thought he opening an attached job application in his e-mail. Instead, the ransomware took control of computer’s data, demanding $2,000 in Bitcoins to unlock the frozen information, according to CBS Sacramento.

The owner refused to pay the ransom and instead rebuilt his pizzeria’s files, costing $750, investing in a back-up external hard drive (not connected to the Internet) and weeks of data entry.

 

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