Pensacola Hires Company To Investigate Impact Of Cyber Attack

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PENSACOLA, FL —Pensacola is taking steps to prevent another cyber attack.The city recently hired Deloitte to investigate just how much damage the city suffered in the ransomware attack that happened over a week ago.

The company will also look at how the attack happened, whether any malware remains in the city's network and what city info may have been compromised.

Mayor Grover Robinson recently told the News Journal the city has not paid any ransom demand.

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 cyber-attackers demanding $76,000 in ransom, which the city refused to pay, and cost the city millions of dollars to repair.

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