Atlanta is under attack. Hackers have seized control of many of the city’s computers and are demanding a ransom of $51,000 in bitcoin to release them. Police officers are filing reports on paper, residents can’t pay bills and the courts are frozen.
"Should Paying Even a Paltry Ransom to Hackers Be a Federal Crime?" is from the March 30, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Megan McArdle and narrated by Jenny Hoops.