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The Riviera Beach city council voted to let the city’s insurer pay 65 bitcoin to get access to city data and computer systems blocked by a cyber attack three weeks ago.

The difficult-to-trace digital currency’s value fluctuates, but 65 Bitcoin is worth roughly $600,000. Council members discussed the ransom at a special meeting held Monday night.

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A team from the University of Central Florida has won a national cybersecurity competition.

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Residents are headed to early voting sites across Tampa Bay this week, while politicians and elections officials try figure out whether Florida's voting system has been hacked.

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Local elections supervisors in Florida have finally received the federal money for cyber security allocated to them back in March.