Ransomware Cyber Attack on City of Atlanta

Atlanta officials confirms cyberattack on city servers

 

As per recent news, City of Atlanta Confirmed that its under cyberattack

“The City of Atlanta is currently experiencing outages on various customer-facing applications, including some that customers may use to pay bills or access court-related information. Our @ATL_AIM team is working diligently with support from Microsoft to resolve this issue. Atlantaga.gov remains accessible. We will post any updates as we receive them. Thank you for your patience.”

Read more: http://www.cbs46.com/story/37787028/sources-city-of-atlanta-computer-systems-dealing-with-cyberattack#ixzz5AXWdMPBj

 

 

Attacked systems involved as confirmed from officials are :

  1. City payment systems on lockdown & perpetrators are asking for a ransom.
  2. Various internal and customer facing applications, including some applications that customers use to pay bills or access court-related information. sources
  3. Atlanta Municipal Court tweeted out around 2 p.m. that it was also experiencing outages on various customer-facing applications:Read more: http://www.cbs46.com/story/37787028/sources-city-of-atlanta-computer-systems-dealing-with-cyberattack#ixzz5AXZxNUR0

Incident Response/ Remediation till now:

  1. Atlanta Information Management team is working diligently with support from Microsoft to resolve the issue
  2. The FBI has been called in to investigate the incident. According to the FBI, the bureau is aware of the situation and is “coordinating with the city of Atlanta to determine what happened.”
  3. Officials also said Thursday afternoon they are working with the FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cisco cybersecurity officials and Microsoft to determine what information has been accessed and how to resolve the situation

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