A month before a recent cyberattack crippled Atlanta, Georgia, Stealthcare’s proprietary Threat Intelligence Platform Zero Day Live warned clients of the impending ransomware attack that locked the city’s computers and halted nearly all municipal services.

On March 22, Atlanta was hit by the Samas ransomware, also known as SamSam or MSIL, that quickly locked out users and encrypted city computer hard drives leading to the shutdown of day-to-day functions and civic services. Unlike most ransomware, Samas and its variants self-propagate making them particularly devastating.

“Fortunately, our clients had the intelligence about this ransomware attack well in advance,” said Jeremy Samide, Stealthcare CEO and internationally-renowned cybersecurity expert. “We gave them the solution they needed to circumvent the attack.”

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