Hackers sought a $23,000 ransom after freezing a N.C. county’s website. They’re not getting it.

A county employee in North Carolina on Monday opened their inbox and clicked on a phishing email, inadvertently pulling up an attachment containing spyware and appearing to expose the county's computer system to hackers overseas.  The hackers, believed to be operating from Iran or Ukraine, asked the county for $23,000 to unfreeze the system, Mecklenburg County officials said. They gave the county an email address and instructions on how to pay the ransom.  They also gave the county a deadline — 1 p.m. Wednesday. READ THE FULL CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE HERE>