SamSam ransomware variant hits Colorado transportation agency and demands bitcoin


Colorado Department of Transportation employees resorted to pen and paper on Wednesday after nasty ransomware hijacked computer files and demanded payment in bitcoin for their safe return. Security officials didn’t flinch and shut down more than 2,000 employee computers while they investigated the attack.

Double ouch!

Only employee computers — running Windows and equipped with McAfee security software — were impacted.

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