Re: If I had to make an educated guess...
No because they reported it to the Police.
A much worse explanation is that some clueless management bod asked IT, IT said the files were fine.
But CMB then held a meeting with other managers, lawyers and digital-cyber-compliance-facilitator-resources and somebody asked who was willing to put their job on the line to guarantee that the files were fine, or should they just pay with the company's money?
All of us who remember replacing systems in 1999 that didn't have anything to do with dates, because we couldn't get a certificate form the manufacturer proving that the vacuum cleaner was Y2K compliant.