Atlanta spent $2.6M to recover from a $52,000 ransomware scare


THE CITY OF Atlanta spent more than $2.6 million on emergency efforts to respond to a ransomware attack that destabilized municipal operations last month.

Ransomware keeps its hold on your data, Verizon says


The company’s annual data breach report shows hacking attacks that take your files away got worse in the past year. They doubled and got more sophisticated.

Cyberattack disrupted Baltimore emergency responders


An attack which lasted 17 hours forced responders to switch to manual methods.

Ransomware virus hits Boeing, affecting "small number of systems"


American plane manufacturer Boeing announced that it "detected a limited intrusion of malware" that infiltrated "a small number of systems."

Atlanta computer systems held hostage in ransomware attack


Files on city computer systems have been encrypted, according to a ransom note that demands payment in bitcoin.

The "Petya" ransomware attack has hit over 12,000 machines in around 65 countries including the United States.


It infects a network and then encrypts files on computers making them unusable, and demands that people pay $300 in bitcoin to unclock them.

The WannaCry ransomware worldwide cyberattack by encrypting data and demanding ransom payments.


The attack began on Friday, 12 May 2017, and within a day was reported to have infected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries.

How Ransomware Became a Billion-Dollar Nightmare for Businesses


One cybersecurity firm estimates that extortive attacks now cost small and medium companies at least $75 billion in expenses and lost productivity each year. Based on an estimate an hour of inactivity costs small companies an average of $8,581 per hour.