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Two Maine police departments said they had to pay a ransom to computer hackers to get their police records back. Computers at the Lincoln County sheriff’s office were recently infiltrated by a type of virus called ransomware, which locked up the system. Sheriff Todd Brackett told WCSH-TV that after several attempts to retrieve the records, his agency paid a ransom of about $300 to the creator of the virus to get the files back. Brackett said the FBI helped track the payment to a Swiss bank account, but efforts to identify the hackers got no further. Also in Maine, Houlton Police Department computers were held hostage, and the police chief said the department ended up paying a ransom. (AP)