City of Atlanta IT Systems Shut Down by SamSam Ransomware


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City of Atlanta IT Systems Shut Down by SamSam Ransomware. Demand Is $51K To Decrypt
The city is still recovering from outages.


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[Update: According to ZDNET, “New data provided by Augusta, Ga.-based cybersecurity firm Rendition Infosec, seen by ZDNet, shows that the city’s network was silently infected last year with leaked exploits developed by the National Security Agency.”]

The cybersecurity firm’s founder Jake Williams said at least five internet-facing city servers were infected with the NSA-developed DoublePulsar backdoor in late April to early May 2017.
ATLANTA (CBS46) -
Employees for the city of Atlanta who haven’t been allowed to turn on their computers after a major hack put the city at risk last week are now being allowed back online