Pensacola, Florida Experiences Cyber Attack

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PENSACOLA, FL — The city of Pensacola, Florida is the victim of a cyber attack.

Mayor Grover Robinson announced the attack started over the weekend, and the FBI, Homeland Security and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating.

Robinson says it's too early to know if any personal information was compromised.

The attack did not affect public safety agencies, and there's no word on when the city will be fully back online.

There is no connection to the recent shooting on base that took the lives of three sailors on its Navy base.

The hackers are seeking $1 million to return the compromised documents according to a city spokesperson.

A group known as Maze claimed responsibility for the hack and is threatening to release the documents if the ransom is not paid.

Pensacola is the latest city attacked by hackers. Baltimore was hit by a cyberattackers demanding $76,000 in ransom, which the city refused to pay, and cost the city millions of dollars to repair.

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