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Atlanta ransomware hack could cost more than $9.5M

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The March 22 ransomware attack on Atlanta, Georgia, could cost the city an additional $9.5 million in recovery funds, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: That’s likely not the final number of how much the cyberattack will cost the city. Although Atlanta’s administration hasn’t revealed a lot about the scope of the impact from the hack, we now know the cyberattack’s reach was larger than previously known, according to Atlantas’s Information Management head, Daphne Rackley, who said the list of what was affected is "growing every day." And the administrators are still working out total costs.