Pennsylvania Senate Democrats resist ransom in cyberattack
March 5, 2017
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top state Senate Democrat said Monday that no ransom has been paid to resolve a cyberattack that shut down the caucus' network and prompted an FBI investigation.
Senate Democrats' computer network, including their email system, remained inaccessible Monday, three days after the "ransomware" attack was discovered by technology staff who received an alert that the network had been breached.
Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, would not say what sort of ransom had been demanded, but he said none had been paid, and he and other Senate Democrats...