Atlanta’s ransomware outbreak cleanup and response tab: $2.6 million.
On March 22, a ransomware outbreak hit Atlanta city government systems, freezing not just the city’s technology but also its ability to get work done.
As a result of the outbreak, the city’s 8,000 employees were unable to use their PCs for several days (see Atlanta After Ransomware Attack: Please Restart Your PC).
The outbreak disrupted access to email, Oracle financial software, Siebel customer relationship management applications and Accela “civic engagement” software, as well as a Capricorn software self-service portal for residents, the city confirms. As a result, city residents were unable to pay for everything from water bills to parking tickets.
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