City of Atlanta IT Systems Shut Down by SamSam Ransomware. Demand Is $51K To Decrypt

Ransomware is far from dead and is still a significant threat to all organizations with sensitive data they cannot live without.  The City of Atlanta is suffering a compromise as we speak.  Please make sure you have addressed this threat.  Have a tested and viable backup of your key data in place.  Make sure you can recover quickly after an incident.  Run some form of DNS-based content filtering.  Consider non-signature based advanced malware protection.  Most importantly, train your employees and associates!

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