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Hacker Extorts Bankrupt Detroit

A hacker froze the city of Detroit's database containing the personal information of 1,700 current and former employees of Detroit’s fire and EMS department demanding a ransom for its return. No personal information was lost, but employees are given identity theft insurance as a precaution.


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