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What Colorado learned from treating a cyberattack like a disaster

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When the state's transportation department saw last February that its initial response wasn't working, the governor called for additional help amid a ransomware infection that was spinning out of control.

One year after Atlanta's ransomware attack, the city says it's transforming its technology

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The city's new CIO, Gary Brantley, says cybersecurity is now "at the front of everything we do" in the wake of a cyberattack that cost Atlanta $17 million.

U.S. adds charges in Georgia against suspects in Atlanta ransomware attack

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A second indictment against the suspected SamSam hackers says the virus infected nearly 3,800 computers owned by the city.

Ransomware spree against Atlanta, Newark and others leads to indictment of 2 Iranians

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The Justice Department charged two Iranian citizens with developing and deploying the SamSam ransomware virus that extracted more than $6 million from its victims and cost millions more in damage.

Atlanta was not prepared to respond to a ransomware attack

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Aging IT and a new mayor made the city a ripe target. Now there are questions about where to place the blame, and how to prepare for another attack.

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