Mayors of the US signed a resolution on Ransomware Attacks

Mayors of the United States have signed a resolution last month which states that they will never bow down to the demands of hackers with regards to the ransom payment. Meaning, the city mayors have decided that they will not pay any ransom to hackers if in case their city’s electronic systems are infected by malware such as ransomware.

The above said official commitment was made at the US Conference of Mayors which took place in Honolulu at the end of last month and was attended by over 227 Mayors. Also, issues such as gun control, a crime against children, human rights and other issues were reportedly discussed at the event related to social governance.

“Now on the United States Conference of Mayors stands integrated against paying a ransom in the event of an IT Security Breach”, reads the resolution.

Note- A Ransomware attack is a malware infection which infects a database encrypting all the data until a ransom is paid to hackers or those spreading the malware in Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoins or Monero.

As there were over 22 ransomware attacks on various county’s, city’s and state governments in 2019 such a resolution was made by the United States Conference of Mayors.

Those reading this article should notify a fact that city heads of Two Florida Cities- Lake City and Rivera Beach also paid $600,000 and $400,000 to hackers for the two attacks on a separate note in order to decrypt their data.

Sound’s Strange……..but it’s true!

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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