Cities Held For Ransom — Lessons From Atlanta’s Cyber Extortion

Apr 2, 2018 · 5 min read
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By Dante Disparte

Time has run out on the city of Atlanta to respond to cyber extortionists who have successfully crippled several critical systems across the city. From first responders like the police department, which has been prevented from using certain databases, to the judicial system, city-wide payment processing for traffic fines and other areas…

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