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Feds indict two hackers in Iran for cyber attacks on Atlanta, entities in U.S., Canada

The cyber attack that crippled the City of Atlanta starting in March was part of a assault on more than 200 public entities in the United States and Canada conducted by two men based in Iran who demanded payment in Bitcoins in exchange for keys to unlock ransomware they had installed in victims’ computer systems, according to a federal indictment released Wednesday in New Jersey.