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Dashcam evidence lost in Atlanta ransomware attack

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Hackers have launched a SamSam ransomware attack on Atlanta’s IT department, affecting nearly a third of the state’s software. The attack closed Atlanta’s courts for several weeks. The damage includes years of police records, including the irretrievable loss of a large amount of dashcam video footage. The state declined to… Read more »

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Atlanta suffers ransomware attack

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The city of Atlanta, Georgia has been hit by a ransomware attack and data breach. While its critical infrastructure, systems and public services appear to be largely unaffected, the authorities are advising anyone who has conducted a recent financial transaction with the city to check that their financial and online… Read more »

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US hospital catches ransomware bug

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A hospital in Indiana has coughed up $60,000 to attackers who infected its information systems with Samsam ransomware. The opportunistic hackers capitalised on the severe weather and a serious flu outbreak to force the hospital into paying out four bitcoins to have its patient records unencrypted. The miscreants have now… Read more »

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