Source: The Hill
By: KIERSTEN E. TODT AND ROGER W. CRESSEY
Published: July 5, 2019
* High-profile attacks against Atlanta, Baltimore and now RivieraBeach, Lake City and Key Biscayne in Florida expose the challengesgovernors, mayors and local leaders confront in deciding whether to pay aransom to cyber criminals to regain control of their data.
* Arguments have been made that no government official should pay aransom (Atlanta), that the federal government is to blame for allowingcyber attack tools to be stolen and released on the internet (Baltimore),and that paying a ransom is the only option (Riviera Beach).