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Ene 30 2017

La policia de Cockrell Hill pierde pruebas por culpa de un ransomware

El departamento de policía de Cockrell Hill (Texas) ha informado de la perdida de años de evidencias almacenadas en sus servidores debido a un virus del tipo ransomware. Entre los datos perdidos se encuentran videos de cámaras corporales, videos grabados desde sus vehículos, y grabaciones de sus propios sistemas de videovigilancia.

Fuente: WFAA (inglés)

The lost evidence surfaced publicly Wednesday after Beggs questioned a Cockrell Hill police detective in a hearing convened before Criminal District Court Judge Dominique Collins to compel the department to explain why it had not turned over video evidence in his client’s case. Beggs said he had been asking for it since the summer — well before the hacking incident was discovered on Dec. 12.

Barlag said that losses include digital videos and documents dating back to 2009. The digital documents lost, he said, are backed up via hard copy. Some of the videos were backed up on CDs, but those that were not are lost.

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