City of Atlanta paralyzed by a ransomware attack, is it SAMSAM?

By Pierluigi Paganini

City of Atlanta ransomware

Computer systems in the City of Atlanta were infected by ransomware, the cyber attack was confirmed by the City officials.

The city learned of the attack at around 5:40 am local time on Thursday.

On Thursday, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on Thursday that a malware has taken in hostage some internal systems, city’s data were encrypted.

The ransomware infection has caused the interruption of several city’s online services, including “various internal and customer-facing applications” used to pay bills or access court-related …read more

Via:: Security Affiars