Systems in North Carolina hacked.

Officials in North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County say hackers are demanding $23,000 in ransom by early Wednesday afternoon to release multiple files they are holding hostage on the county’s servers. The hackers gave officials until 1 p.m. to pay the ransom with 2 Bitcoin in exchange for an encryption key that would release the files. Mecklenburg, with Charlotte as the county seat, serves more than 1 million people as the state’s most populous county. A county employee opening a malicious email attachment Monday led to hackers taking over Mecklenburg County’s entire computer system, freezing all the files. Hackers now say the county has until 1 p.m. Wednesday to payRead More →