Court Records: Nashville Company Paid $300K to Extortionist Who Stole Data - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 13, 2019
Court records from an FBI investigation show a Nashville corporation paid at least $300,000 in ransom to an extortionist who claimed he stole private information on thousands of employees and more than a million customers, the Tennessean reports. Asurion, a global phone insurance and tech support company headquartered in the city, confirmed the breach but said it believes the suspect took less information than he claimed. The FBI identified the suspect as Nicholas Burks of Antioch, a former Asurion employee who was fired in March.