Hacker Extorts Bitcoin Ransom From Illinois Police Department

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/22/illinois-police-hacker_n_6730344.html

MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police department paid a hacker a $500 ransom to restore access to data on a police computer that the hacker had disabled through the use of an increasingly popular type of virus...

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