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AP sources: US struck Iranian military computers this week

Jun. 22, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran's downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two...

Maryland official says Baltimore resisted help after hack

Jun. 14, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland information technology official says Baltimore leaders resisted accepting help from the state for about a week after the city's computer servers were hacked. The Baltimore Sun reports it obtained a transcript from a May 22 cybersecurity meeting where Maryland Chief Information...

Baltimore IT head apologizes for ransomware attack response

Jun. 8, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's chief information technology official has apologized to city leaders for the response to a cyberattack that has crippled the city for a month. The Baltimore Sun reports Frank Johnson offered his "sincere apologies" to city council members Friday during a public meeting in which...

Officials probe Baltimore cyberattack, claim of leaked files

Jun. 5, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore and federal authorities are investigating whether documents posted online are connected to a ransomware attack that has hobbled the city's computer network. A mayor's office spokesman, Lester Davis, tells The Baltimore Sun that there's currently no evidence personal...

Baltimore: Ransomware attack will cost at least $18M

May. 30, 2019 5:11 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's budget office has estimated that a ransomware attack that's hobbled the city's computer network will cost at least $18.2 million. The Baltimore Sun reports that budget director Bob Cenname forecasted the estimated cost at a Wednesday meeting. The total includes nearly $5...

Baltimore recovers from ransomware slowly to ensure security

May. 23, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An official with Baltimore mayor's office says the city's IT team is restoring computer systems slowly to ensure their security after a crippling ransomware attack. The Baltimore Sun reports deputy chief of staff Sheryl Goldstein says the IT team has been split into two groups to help the...

Baltimore to get property sales moving amid cyber attack

May. 18, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials say they have a plan to get the city's real estate market moving again in the midst of a crippling ransomware attack. A manual workaround for property sales during the recovery will begin Monday. The ransomware shut down many computer systems and has made it impossible...

8 days after cyberattack, Baltimore's network still hobbled

May. 15, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — More than a week after a cyberattack hobbled Baltimore's computer network, city officials said Wednesday they can't predict when its overall system will be up and running and continued to give only the broadest outlines of the problem. Baltimore's government rushed to take down most...

Ransomware attack forces Baltimore government to go 'manual'

May. 9, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young says a ransomware virus that hit the city's computer systems has forced operations to "revert back to manual." The Baltimore Sun reports the extent of the Robbinhood ransomware attack was noticeable Wednesday as some city systems remained offline and...

Cyberattack cripples Baltimore's government computer servers

May. 7, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's government on Tuesday rushed to shut down most of its computer servers after its network was hit by a ransomware virus. Officials believe it has not touched critical public safety systems. Agents with the FBI's cyber squad were helping city technology employees try to determine...