Ransomware Hits Atlanta Police Dashcam Footage

(From BBC News)

Years of video evidence gathered by police has been lost thanks to a ransomware attack on Atlanta in the US.

Most of the lost evidence involves dashcam recordings, said Atlanta police chief Erika Shields in a local newspaper interview.

The footage was “lost and cannot be recovered”, said Ms Shields.

About one-third of all software used by city agencies and departments is believed to have been affected by the attack, which took place in March.

Details of the damage done to Atlanta’s computer infrastructure emerged during a public meeting held to debate how the city should spend its budget.

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