Skip to comments.Hackers demanding bitcoin ransom attack Atlanta city computers
Posted on 03/24/2018 5:11:27 AM PDT by dynachrome
Hackers demanding ransom payable in bitcoin have attacked computers of the Atlanta city government in the southern US state of Georgia, officials say.
The ransomware assault shut down multiple internal and external applications for the city, including apps that people use to pay bills and access court-related information, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told a news conference Thursday.
"This is a very serious situation," Bottoms said.
City officials said they learned of the attack before dawn Thursday when they detected unusual activity on their servers. Some of the city's data had become encrypted.
A ransom note sent to the city gave instructions for paying to free up files encrypted by the hackers.
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I heard a news item that included a statement from the mayor saying she would sign 5000 (or whatever the number was) paper checks if she had to, to get city staff paid.
I doubt shes involved in EBT cards. Thats generally at the county level here, I think. Not a municipal function for sure.
Whenever we track down hackers like these, an antonymous video should be posted showing them receiving a bullet to the back of the head.
It might come to that someday soon.
That would be fine with me.
Nah. Death, slow death, by wood chipper. Broadcast live.
Just think of all the personal information that the hackers were able to download before they locked these computers.
Atlanta held hostage by hacker—day 14. Here is the update:
Don’t forget to read the comments.
Mayor Bottoms likes to claim how compassionate she is.
The problem is that if you can’t manage IT then you are a menace to the city and its residents.
I guess backup files are racist!
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