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Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup: Ransomware Attack Fallout For Meck Co., New Mayor And Council

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Mecklenburg County computers suffer a ransomware attack.  Duke Energy is also hacked.  Charlotte's new mayor and city council members are sworn in. And North Carolina’s Senators help pass the GOP tax bill. Our roundtable of reporters joins Mike Collins to talk about the week's local news when Charlotte Talks. 

On this edition of the local news roundup…

Mecklenburg County’s servers were hacked and files held for ransom this week. How did Dena Diorio and other county officials handle the attack? We bring you an update.

New mayor Vi Lyles and the City Council were sworn in this week, and we talked to many of them. We’ll discuss the new makeup of the council and what this group and our new mayor will mean for the city.

There was news this week about Duke Energy’s data breach, affecting about 370,000 customers in the Carolinas, with the potential for personal information exposure going back as far as 2008. We’ll have the details.

North Carolina Senators helped to pass the new GOP tax plan. We’ll go over who wins and loses with the current plan. 

Those stories and much more with Mike Collins and the roundup reporters on the Charlotte Talks local news roundup.

Guests:

Tom Bullock, reporter for WFAE.

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer.

Kirstin Garriss, government reporter for Spectrum News.

Erik Spanberg, senior staff writer for the Charlotte Business Journal.