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hacker, cybersecurity Cities have historically been prime targets for hackers due to their reliance on dated IT systems and insufficient backups, said Michael Waters, a shareholder at Polsinelli. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Recently, the U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution discouraging cities from paying ransoms to hackers that have taken their systems captive. The underlying logic is pretty straightforward: if bad actors realize that there’s no longer any cash waiting for them at the end of the rainbow, they’ll eventually pack up their ball and go home.

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