City of Atlanta victim of ransomware attack

The city of Atlanta was hit in a massive ransomware attack. Many systems and services were still down nearly four days after the attack first hit last Thursday.

The ransomware attack has impacted several of its departments and took down government websites that process payments and relay court information, according to Threatpost

The city’s public services department and airport services were still running, with exception to the airport’s WiFi that was shutdown as a precaution. 

During a Monday press conference, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said incident response teams would continue to “work around the clock” to restore services. The city continues to operate despite the cyber attack.

A spokesperson from Atlanta member station WABE told NPR that many employees were still without email and 

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