Atlanta Police Lost Years of Dashcam Footage in Data Breach

The Atlanta Police Department has mostly recovered from a March ransomware attack that crippled systems across the city, Chief Erika Shields said Friday, but the criminals that infiltrated the city’s network compromised “years” of dashcam videos.

In an exclusive interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News, Shields assured the public her department has not lost access to investigatory files or other crucial evidence. Initially, the department had limited access to investigative files on its servers, but she said access was quickly restored.

“I would not sugarcoat that. I have been asking since Day One, ‘… Do we have criminal investigatory files that have been compromised?’ And I have been told, no,” she said.

Read more at the Atlanta Journal

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