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Montgomery County Pays Ransom After Week-Long Cyber Attack

Montgomery County offices are now in recovery mode, after a week-long cyber ransom attack that targeted government computers. Over the weekend,  Montgomery County paid about $37,000 to regain access to the county’s data files and operating systems. “It just makes you mad, that these folks have nothing better to do than steal our system and take our money” said Ronda Walker,…

Walmart Customers Can Checkout Using Smartphones

Customers at more than 120 Walmart locations across Alabama will be able to checkout using their smartphones. Customers could start using Walmart Pay on Thursday. Company spokeswoman Molly Blakeman says the service also rolled out in three other southern states including Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Walmart Pay is already available in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. It will soon be available…

Overtime Pay to Become Reality For More US Workers

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration. The policy changes are intended to counter an erosion in overtime protections, which date from the 1930s and require employers to pay 1 ½ times a worker’s regular salary for any work past 40 hours a week. Vice President…