On May 7 2019, Baltimore City officials woke up to a harsh reality check: a ransomware cyber-attack. Anonymous hackers had breached the city's servers and had effectively locked away Baltimore's digital content, and were now demanding for $113,000 per day to relinquish the data.
The city's operations ground to a halt. Government emails were down, online payments for public utilities had frozen, and real estate transactions out of bounds. It would take weeks, or even months to restore the.read more >