It’s been almost two weeks since the city of Atlanta was the target of a ransomware attack that left scores of files encrypted by the SamSam virus and thousands of residents unable to access city services at municipal offices, including courts and the water department.
Private companies from Boeing to, most recently, Under Armour and its MyFitnessPal app, were just a few of the victims of cyberattacks in the last month, but hacking an entire city’s public communication systems is a much rarer occurrence.
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