Kansas Guv Kelly Hesitant To Admit Ransom Deal With Hackers Amid Court Shut Down

Here's an awkward quote from the Guv that offers perspective into tech trouble. 

Something to consider . . .

Since the pandemic Kansas has struggled with computer probs and amid election season and culture war it's clear that state officials aren't doing enough to maintain tech infrastructure. 

Here's the word . . .

“We were asked…,” Gov. Kelly responded, when asked whether the state paid a ransom. “I don’t know that I should say anything about that… just because we’re dealing with these folks and it would probably be best that I stayed mute on that.”

While the Governor could not share whether a ransom was paid, she did say that the state is looking into new ways to beef up its cybersecurity system, following the attack.

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