Hackers hold city of Augusta hostage in a ransomware attack

BlackByte group has claimed responsibility for a ransomware attack on the city of Augusta in Georgia. 

The ransomware group has posted 10GB of sample data for free and claimed they have much more data available. 

“We have lots of sensitive data. Many people would like to see that as well as the media. You were given time to connect us but it seems like you are sleepy,” the screenshot shared by security researcher Brett Callow, who is also a threat analyst at Emsisoft. 

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