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Mecklenburg County government has been paralyzed by an unknown computer
hacker after a county employee unknowingly opened an email attachment
Monday that unleashed spyware and a worm into the county’s computer system.

County manager Dena Diorio said Tuesday night that the hacker has
essentially frozen the county’s electronic files. The hacker is seeking
$23,000 for an encryption key that would release the files.

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