Florida city fires IT employee after paying ransom demand last week.

Officials from Lake City, Florida, have fired an IT employee last week after the city was forced to approve a gigantic ransomware payment of nearly $500,000 last Monday. The employee, whose name was not released, was fired on Friday, according to local media reports [12], who cited the Lake City mayor. The city’s IT manager is also planning to revamp the town’s entire IT department to prevent a similar incident from happening in the future.


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