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.
Mayor @KeishaBottoms holds a press conference regarding the security breach. https://t.co/h1WlcyUc6x
— City of Atlanta, GA (@Cityofatlanta) March 22, 2018
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