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Alabama City to Pay $300K in Bitcoin Ransom in Computer System Hack

A city in northern Alabama will pay a ransom worth $300,000 in Bitcoins in response to a hack of its computer system. Florence City Council voted unanimously at an emergency meeting Wednesday evening to make the payment from the city’s …

Makers of Self-Driving Cars Could Shoulder Burden of Insurance Liability

Hacker attacks or faulty software could shift the burden of legal and regulatory liability toward makers of self-driving cars and away from customers, experts say, forcing regulators and insurers to develop new models. Autonomous cars have the potential to reduce …

Indiana Hospital Warns 4,400 Patients of Hacker Attack

An Evansville, Ind., hospital has informed about 4,400 patients that hackers may have stolen their personal information during an attack on hospital employees’ email accounts. St. Mary’s Medical Center spokesman Randy Capehart says the hackers accessed emails that contained names, …