Servers Of North Carolina County Hacked, Hacker Asks For Ransom

The computer systems of the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, were taken offline by a hacker. To return access to the files, the hacker demanded a ransom of two bitcoins or approximately $23,000, according to Dena Diorio, the county manager. County-wide system outages were reported since Tuesday afternoon. The hacker has set a deadline for paying the…