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Effects of a Cyberattack: City of Atlanta Experience

Effects of a Cyberattack: City of Atlanta Experience

Information Security
Learning from the City of Atlanta Cyberattack It has been over 2 months since the City of Atlanta suffered a cyberattack, but a city official said at a public meeting that the effects of the cyberattack seem “to be growing every day”. On March 22, 2018, the City of Atlantaexperienced a ransomware cyberattack that affected the city’s multiple software applications and computers. A ransomware is a malicious software (malware) that locks files on infected computers and asks for ransom payment to unlock files. The City of Atlanta, in a statement, said that as a result of the attack, "some City data is encrypted and customers are not able to access City applications". Atlanta Information Management head Daphne Rackley told the Atlanta City Council that more than a third of the…
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Tag: city of atlanta

Effects of a Cyberattack: City of Atlanta Experience

Effects of a Cyberattack: City of Atlanta Experience

Information Security
Learning from the City of Atlanta Cyberattack It has been over 2 months since the City of Atlanta suffered a cyberattack, but a city official said at a public meeting that the effects of the cyberattack seem “to be growing every day”. On March 22, 2018, the City of Atlantaexperienced a ransomware cyberattack that affected the city’s multiple software applications and computers. A ransomware is a malicious software (malware) that locks files on infected computers and asks for ransom payment to unlock files. The City of Atlanta, in a statement, said that as a result of the attack, "some City data is encrypted and customers are not able to access City applications". Atlanta Information Management head Daphne Rackley told the Atlanta City Council that more than a third of the…
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