Experts: Gov't is 'lucrative target' for hackers using ransomware

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East Greenwich Town Manager Andrew Nota said at a council meeting Monday a ransomware attack on town computers last Thursday afternoon “critically disrupted” their systems. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that hackers use to lock up data, essentially holding it hostage until the victim pays a sum.