The council already voted to spend nearly $1 million on new computers and hardware after the insurgents captured the city's system three weeks ago.
Spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said Wednesday that the city of 35,000 residents -located just north of ritzy West Palm Beach - has been working with outside security consultants, who recommended the ransom be paid. She conceded there are no guarantees that once the hackers received the money they will release the records. The RobbinHood virus that infected Baltimore last month, for instance, asked for 13 bitcoins, now valued around $121,000. The culprits insisted that the ransom be paid in bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that is hard to trace.
The city's insurance company helped to negotiate the ransom amount for the city.
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Two Iranians were indicted by the USA government a year ago after allegedly launching more than 200 ransomware attacks, including those that hit the cities of Atlanta and Newark. The U.S. government indicted two Iranians previous year for allegedly unleashing more than 200 ransomware attacks, including against the cities of Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey. But Allan Liska of the cybersecurity research firm Recorded Future said Riviera Beach's experience looks similar to an attack in March on Jackson County, in which a fairly sophisticated ransomware strain known as Ryuk was used.
Holt said most attacks originate outside the USA, making them hard to police.
In the case of Riviera Beach, the city's records weren't the only aspects of their computer systems that were compromised.
Liska said that while most ransomware that finds entry via phishing attacks stops at a single system, Ryuk attempts to propagate across the entire enterprise.
He says they are getting ready to restore the data they do have and also made some changes to email.