"Ransomware is a pandemic in the United States," says Joel DeCapua, an FBI supervisory special agent in the agency's cyberdivision, and city governments will continue to be targeted, experts say, because they are often less prepared than larger entities for cyberattacks. The FBI advises against paying ransoms, which a CyberEdge survey reports failed to restore files in 40% of reported cases.
Local governments will remain cyberattack targets
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