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Baltimore's Ransomware Bill Hits $18 Million. Hackers' Demand? $80,000 in Crypto

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By CCN: Total costs from the crypto ransom attack last month on Baltimore’s networks is likely to exceed $18 million. According to Ars Technica, this will include $10 million to fund the full recovery of the IT infrastructure. Additionally, officials have estimated that the city lost revenues amounting to approximately $8 million while the systems were down. So far the city has already spent over...

NSA's Terrifying Bitcoin Ransomware Leaves Baltimore Begging for Help

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By CCN: As Baltimore’s crippling bitcoin ransomware siege enters its fourth week, an official in the U.S. city demanded that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declare the incident an emergency, the United Press International reports. Per Baltimore’s City Council President, Brandon Scott, a letter has already been sent urging Hogan to seek federal assistance: "I sent a letter to Gov. Hogan, asking him...

Bitcoin Ransomware Siege: Google Disables Baltimore's Gmail During $100,000 Standoff

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By CCN: The city of Baltimore has suffered a blow in its bid to keep operations running amidst a bitcoin ransom attack that has crippled critical services. Per The Baltimore Sun, city officials had created Gmail accounts in the wake of ransomware attackers demanding $100,000 in Bitcoin. This was after the baltimorecity.gov official email addresses were knocked out. However, on Thursday the free...

Baltimore Ransomware Siege Enters Second Week of Bitcoin Extortion Attack

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By CCN: Most of the Baltimore City’s government systems have been locked down since May 7th as a result of the “Robbinhood” ransomware attack. The successful crypto locking has forced the city to go “manual” in most aspects of its daily business and has affected several areas of life. For example, people are unable to buy and sell real estate within the city right now because the records cannot...