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A global "ransomware" attack that started last week locked thousands of computers in more than 150 countries.

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As a cybersecurity hub, metro Atlanta hosts nearly 100 cybersecurity firms. Some of them are helping affected companies respond to the attacks.

Centerview Capital Technology, a venture capital firm focused on cybersecurity, is opening its first office outside of Silicon Valley in Atlanta.

WikiLeaks just released thousands of pages it says details how the CIA spies on people using their smartphones, smart TVs and other devices.

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In Georgia, a hub for cyber security companies and the U.S. military's cyber command operations, experts say it’s the new normal.

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From Home Depot to the Secretary of State’s office to Grady Hospital, the Atlanta area has had its share of data breaches.

In this Feb. 27, 2013, file photo, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles.
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There's a common complaint in Atlanta among tech startups about access to capital. It's why some startups leave.

But one venture capital firm focused on data security ─ Centerview Capital Technology ─ is coming to Atlanta to help with funding and opening its first office outside of Silicon Valley in Atlanta.

It’s welcome news for the region's growing cybersecurity industry.