On Second Thought For Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mar 28, 2018

The City of Atlanta is still dealing with the fallout from a massive cyberattack Thursday. Since a group of hackers locked down the city's computer system with a malware called Ransomware, city employees have been unable to carry out essential business. Atlanta residents can't even pay their bills online. 

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has condemned the attack. She has yet to confirm if the city will pay the $50,000 ransom hackers have demanded in exchange for the city to regain access to its data. Georgia Public Broadcasting reporter Emily Cureton updated us on the latest developments in the data breach. We also spoke with Milos Prvulovic, a professor in Georgia Tech's School of Computer Science.

For nearly three decades, Anthony Ray Hinton lived on Alabama's death row. When he was convicted in 1985 for allegedly murdering two restaurant managers, there were no witnesses. There were no fingerprints. And Hinton always maintained his innocence. 

In April 2015, the state of Alabama overturned his conviction and dropped all charges against him. He had spent nearly half his life in prison. We spoke with Hinton about his wrongful incarceration, what kept him fighting for justice and life since his exoneration. 

Across film, television and comic books, we’re seeing the rise of superheroes of color. One of the latest examples is the CW series "Black Lightning," which films in Georgia. Amid all the superhero action, Black Lightning also tackles complex issues like how communities deal with crime and police brutality. We talked with Marvin Jones, who plays the show’s lead villain.