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Baltimore CIO, criticized for ransomware response, on leave

by • 1 week ago

Frank Johnson, who has been criticized for his response to a May 7 ransomware attack, has stepped back from his duties.

Baltimore approves $10 million for ransomware recovery

by • 2 months ago

The Baltimore City Council's budget committee approved $10 million, of which half has already been spent, to cover the costs of a May ransomware attack.

Mayors pass resolution against paying ransomware ransoms

by • 2 months ago

The U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution uniting its membership against paying ransoms to cyberattackers. But will it help?

Baltimore anticipates 90 percent recovery from ransomware by week's end

by • 4 months ago

Baltimore officials say the city is steadily recovering from the May 7 cyberattack by the RobbinHood virus, sticking to an estimate of $18 million in damages.

Rise in natural disasters should push more local governments toward cloud computing, expert says

by • 4 months ago

As natural disasters increase in frequency and intensity, moving data to the cloud can be a saving grace for local governments that face climate-based emergencies.

Report: Risk assessment called Baltimore 'natural target' for cyberattack

by • 4 months ago

Meanwhile, a city budget official said the cost of a May 7 ransomware attack could reach $18.2 million in emergency spending and lost productivity.

2018 was 'a bad year' for ransomware, but so far 2019 is no better

by • 4 months ago

Ransomware incidents in Baltimore and Jackson County, Georgia, and are extending a run of cyberattacks on state and local governments that officials say will likely continue.

'RobbinHood' ransomware knocks out city services in Baltimore

by • 5 months ago

Email and phone lines at some agencies have been shut down, and the city has turned off other servers as it investigates.

Baltimore, Montgomery among 5 winners named in 2019 'Smart Cities Readiness Challenge'

by • 5 months ago

Winners will receive one year of access to specialty planning tools, workshops and the Smart City Council's network of experts.