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- The additional costs, according to the resolution, is not expected to exceed the limits of the village’s insurance coverage.
A South Florida city became the third in the state that has suffered a cyber-attack this month, leaving city officials searching for a safe and effective solution.
A special council meeting in Key Biscayne was called on Thursday to address the use of emergency spending on a resolution. The council designated the Village Manager to hire an external service that specializes in data recovery.
“The expenditure authority granted above is limited to amounts not to exceed $30,000 in total,” the council resolution read. “However, the Village Manager may (in her judgement) incur additional expenses necessary to expeditiously and fully resolve the current data security event.”
The additional costs, according to the resolution, is not expected to exceed the limits of the village’s insurance coverage.
The Village of Key Biscayne was hacked on Monday, leaving the office’s computer systems impaired until Wednesday.
Andrea Agha, the village manager, said in a press release, that most of the village’s digital functions are working, but some tasks are being done with pen and paper as a precaution.
The village has looked to the FBI for an investigation into the hacking, as this is the third Florida hacking in the past month. Lake City and Riviera Beach also experienced data breaches.
Lake City paid around $460,000 in bitcoin to recover their data, while Riviera Beach paid $600,000 to hackers.
The village of Key Biscayne has not disclosed what information was breached.