Atlanta spent at least $2.6 million on ransomware recovery

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The ransom was never paid, because the payment portal was pulled offline by the attacker.

The city was hit by the notorious SamSam ransomware, which exploits a deserialization vulnerability in Java-based servers. The ransom was set at around $55,000 worth of bitcoin, a digital cryptocurrency that in recent weeks has wildy fluctated in price.
...According to newly published emergency procurement figures, the city spent around fifty-times that amount in response to the cyberattack....

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