In an unprecedented attack on the IT systems of a major municipal government, hackers are demanding ransom payable in bitcoin after seizing control of computers belonging to the Atlanta city government, AFP reports.
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The hackers - perhaps having learned from the relatively small take received during previous ransomware attacks like last year's infamous "WannaCry" global assault - are demanding the city pay a relatively modest ransom: Newsweek reports that a note provided to city officials included step-by-step FFM threesome in Dorris California Woman want nsa Cobbs Creek how to pay.
It linked to a website URL hosted on the dark web. But at a press conference led by Bottoms, officials told the public they are still assessing the extent of the attack.
This attack has encrypted some of the city data, however we are still validating the extent of the compromise. A statement released to the public read: On the option of paying the ransom, Bottoms said: Right now, we are focused on fixing the issue.
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