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Why should Philadelphians Worry about the Ransomware Attack at Atlanta?


City of Atlanta's public computer network system was hacked inthe last week by attackers who installed the ransomware named SamSam and demanded about $51, 000 cost of Bitcoin that is 6 Bitcoins to free all computers. FBI's response to the attack has been noticed, Cisco cybersecurity, the Homeland Security Department and Microsoft to support recapture charge of the whole network.


The attack happened on 22nd March Thursday city time in Atlanta around 5:40 a.m. Atlanta city authorities are just revealing pieces information to the journalists, though the attack was found because of an absence of services as well as the functionality available for public service.


Cybersecurity is turning into an increasingly critical part of the everyday tasks of governments, schools, corporations and hospitals as the danger of malware exist and particularly ransomware that has become very common as per the post on toledoblade.comdated March 31, 2018.


The warnings include a Council server of Atlanta City. Last Friday, an external monitoring service found, a boycotted IP address was contacted by server associated with thefamiliar ransomware attack.


The Office of Information of the city said, preventive methods have taken to avoid the situation that happened in Atlanta, where all the city staff were warned by the mayor and any person who was doing trade with the city was asked to look at their bank accounts if any financial information breach noticed.


About $250,000 yearly, the city invests on cybersecurity and in this season $200,000 will be invested in upgrading the network to maintain both safety and speed problem.


Mr. Javaid likewise focused on the importance of informing whoever is utilizing your device. The hacker mostly uses phishing email to get the access into the computer system, which act perfectly to gain your trust to click on the URL or attachment containing malicious software to download, Mr. Javaid said. Mr. Scherting stated Toledo perform its file backup in daily basis and separately store the information from its primary system. That's why, in case a PC is hacked, and its data is held hostage, all the data will not be lost.

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