Ransomware-Angriff auf Baltimore hält die Stadt weiterhin als Geisel

Ransomware-Angriff auf Baltimore hält die Stadt weiterhin als Geisel

Earlier this month, hackers successfully deployed a piece of ransomware that, for about two weeks now, has effectively shut down a range of key public services in the city of Baltimore. All told, the ransomware in question has locked down approximately 10,000 government computers. The hackers responsible for the attack — who remain unknown at this point — are demanding 13 bitcoins in exchange for returning things back to normal, a figure that comes out to about $102,000.

The ransomware attack has essentially taken the Baltimore city government hostage.

Source: BGR