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Cyberattack Against City of Pensacola Is Ransomware Attack, Officials Confirm

City officials have confirmed that the ongoing cyberattack against the city of Pensacola is a ransomware attack, but declined to release any additional information, including details about any potential demands.

Ransomware attacks involve the attacker software encrypting valuable data and files, preventing access until a ransom is paid.

City spokeswoman Kaycee Lagarde confirmed to the News Journal that the city is experiencing a ransomware attack, but said she couldn’t provide any details because of the ongoing investigation.

Read more at the Pensacola News Journal

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