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A ransomware cyber attack crippled Atlanta’s city computer systems with the attackers demanding a payment of 6 Bitcoin, currently around $51,000, to decrypt the data. Senior Security Analyst Alex DeFreese discussed this type of attack and some steps to take to stay safe in the CBS 45 News segment – Atlanta Under Attack.

Alex elaborated on these types of malicious attacks, the possible attackers, and the response to this breach in the follow up segment – Cyber Expert: Hacking of Atlanta Likely a Crime of Opportunity.