Atlanta government computers hit by ransomware, demand $51,000 in Bitcoin

On Thursday, March 22, that hackers attacked the city’s network system and encrypted data. Hackers reportedly used the SamSam ransomware and demand around $51,000 in Bitcoin to unlock the city’s seized computers.

Atlanta is currently working with the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, Microsoft, and Cisco cybersecurity officials to determine the scope of the damage and regain control of the data held hostage. 

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