INCIDENT: Ransomware Hits MO City

A ransomware attack shut down the city of Joplin, MO, government’s computer system in early July, city officials said last week.
While the debate on whether to pay the ransom rages, an insurer paid $320,000 to someone not identified, to keep any sensitive information obtained as a result of the cyberattack from being exposed, City Manager Nick Edwards said in the statement.

Incident Date

July 2, 2021


United States

Estimated Cost

An insurer paid $320,000 to someone not identified.

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified


  • Ransomware Hits MO City



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