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Hackers demanding bitcoin ransom attack Atlanta city computers

Washington (AFP) – Hackers demanding ransom payable in bitcoin have attacked computers of the Atlanta city government in the southern US state of Georgia, officials say.

The ransomware assault shut down multiple internal and external applications for the city, including apps that people use to pay bills and access court-related information, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told a news conference Thursday.

“This is a very serious situation,” Bottoms said.

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