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FBI Recovers Much of Colonial Pipeline Ransom
DC Police Hit by Russian Ransomware Attack

DC Police Hit by Russian Ransomware Attack

The Babuk group, a relatively new ransomware gang, said on its website that it had "downloaded a sufficient amount of information from your internal networks" and gave the police three days to contact it or "we will start to contact gangs in order to drain the informants."

April 27, 2021

Ransomware Attack on Atlanta Police Destroyed Video Evidence

Ransomware Attack on Atlanta Police Destroyed Video Evidence

More than 140 separate applications were totally or partially disabled by the attack, said Daphne Rackley who heads Atlanta's IT department. About 30% of the affected programs were "mission critical" as they were used by either the police or its courts.

June 7, 2018

How Cities Should Handle Ransomware Attacks

In Atlanta, hackers demanded $51,000 in the cryptocurrency bitcoin. City officials declined to say whether they made the payments. Baltimore officials didn’t release details on the ransom amount.

March 30, 2018

Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, Affects Police Operations

Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, Affects Police Operations

Because of a ransomware attack, the Atlanta Municipal Court has been unable to validate warrants. Police officers have been writing reports by hand. The city has stopped taking employment applications.

March 28, 2018

Hackers Hit DC Police Surveillance Cams Days Before Trump Inauguration

Hackers Hit DC Police Surveillance Cams Days Before Trump Inauguration

Hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras eight days before President Trump’s inauguration, forcing major citywide reinstallation efforts, according to the police and the city’s technology office.

January 30, 2017

Arkansas Sheriff's Department Hit With 'Ransomware' Pays Hackers
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