Dunwoody defends itself against ransomware attack


Dunwoody, GA – January 9, 2020 – The City of Dunwoody is working with the FBI to investigate a Christmas Eve attack on the City’s computer systems. Contractors and City staff worked swiftly to defend the City against the ransomware attack and limit the impact.

Backup procedures used by the Dunwoody Police Department ensured continuous operations throughout the holidays, and public safety was never compromised.

Citizens respond to the attack…

“If this is retaliation for the city taking Waterford Swim and Tennis Club, I hope they realize the courts are staying.”

“Did they check the vents at City Hall? The best hackers are always operating from up in those.”

“This is what happens when the only way to pay your parking ticket is with Bitcoin.”