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The Administrative Office of the Georgia Courts has been hit by a ransomware attack, resulting in the shutdown of court websites and systems. This ransomware attack is just one of many that have recently been faced by municipalities. Municipalities that have fallen victim to these attacks, including Key Biscayne, Lake City, and Riviera Beach agreed to pay ransomware attackers. However, the U.S. government advises victims to not give into the demands for ransom payments. Ransomware attackers would be motivated to execute more attacks if their demands are met. This article continues to discuss the recent ransomware attacks on municipalities, the increase in targeted ransomware attacks, the decision to pay ransoms, and the actors behind recent attacks.

Wired reports "Ransomware Hits Georgia Courts As Municipal Attacks Spread"