Ransomware eye with matrix looks at viewer conceptHackers 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 pay the $51,000 bitcoin demand and claims that no vital evidence has been lost – though it is spending nearly $10m on rectifying the problem.

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