Joyce Kaufman

Riviera Beach officials pay hackers $600,000 ransom

Officials in Riviera Beach, Florida are paying 600-thousand-dollars in ransom to hackers who took control of the city’s data. An employee last month clicked on a malicious email, opening the door for hackers to take control of computers, websites, police databases and phones. City Councilman Douglas Lawson said “it happens to the best of us.” […]

First contestant with autism to compete in Miss Florida

University of South Florida college student Rachel Barcellona is trying to inspire others by going for the Miss Florida crown. The USF junior will make history as the first contestant with autism to compete in the Miss Florida pageant, which is part of the Miss America pageant system. Barcellona, who currently holds the title of Miss Manatee […]