Police have zero defense against hackers and malware

Years of video evidence gathered by police has been lost thanks to a ransomware attack on Atlanta in the US.

Most of the lost evidence involves dashcam recordings, said Atlanta police chief Erika Shields in a local newspaper interview.

The footage was “lost and cannot be recovered”, said Ms Shields.

About one-third of all software used by city agencies and departments is believed to have been affected by the attack, which took place in March.

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