North Miami Beach Police Department Hit With Ransomware Attack

The North Miami Beach Police Department was hit with a ransomware attack and is now being told to pay millions to regain access to information it stored online.

The department said in a statement Friday that it was impacted by ransomware earlier that week and contacted the FBI, Secret Service and the Miami-Dade Police Department to investigate.

“The most important thing to know is that there has been no interruption in public safety services in the City of North Miami Beach,” the department said in the statement. “Our police department continues to conduct all operations to keep our residents and streets safe, and citizen calls for assistance will continue to be responded to promptly.”