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!

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/atlanta-city-ransomware/

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/03/23/city-of-atlanta-computers-held-hostage-in-ransomware-attack/

https://blog.knowbe4.com/city-of-atlanta-it-systems-shut-down-by-samsam-ransomware

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