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Ryuk ransomware recovery cost us $8.1m and counting, says Baltimore school authority
2021-06-16 16:37

An organisation whose network was infected by Ryuk ransomware has spent $8.1m over seven months recovering from it - and that's still not the end of it, according to US news reports. The sum, spent by Baltimore County Public Schools, will doubtless raise some eyebrows and the public breakdown of the costs will be eye-opening for the infosec industry and potential corporate ransomware victims alike.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center Hit by Ransomware Attack
2020-12-07 13:02

The Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, Maryland was hit by a ransomware attack that impacted computer systems and medical procedures, the healthcare provider said Sunday. The ransomware attack is the latest of many that have impacted healthcare providers over recent months.

Baltimore County Schools Still Closed Following Cyber Attack
2020-12-01 14:03

School continues to be out for more than 100,000 students in Baltimore County following a ransomware attack on the district's network. The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that Superintendent Darryl L. Williams said he has no timeline for when school will resume.

Forget Snow Day: Baltimore's 115,000+ public school kids get Ransomware Day, must check Win PCs for infection
2020-12-01 02:21

Students in Baltimore, Maryland, were on Sunday warned against connecting their Windows PCs to the county's public school IT system after it was hit by ransomware. Baltimore County Public Schools has revealed few details about the malware infection, and only confirmed it was a "Victim of a [ransomware] attack that caused systemic interruption to network information systems."

Baltimore students told to ditch Windows PCs after ransomware attack
2020-11-30 12:00

Baltimore County Public Schools urged students and staff to stop using their school-issued Windows computers and only use Chromebooks and Google accounts following a ransomware attack that hit the district's network last Wednesday. The Baltimore County school district is in charge of all public schools in Baltimore County, Maryland, and it is the 25th largest U.S. school system.

Baltimore County Public Schools hit by ransomware attack
2020-11-25 11:34

Baltimore County Public Schools has been hit today by a ransomware attack that led to a systemic shutdown of its network due to the number of systems impacted in the attack. The Baltimore County school district manages all public schools in Baltimore County, Maryland, and is the 25th largest U.S. school system.

Much-attacked Baltimore uses ‘mind-bogglingly’ bad data storage
2019-10-18 09:44

IT workers have been storing files on their computers' hard drives. One councilman's alleged response: “That can’t be right? That’s real?”

Baltimore to Buy $20M in Cyber Insurance Months After Attack
2019-10-17 12:16

The city of Baltimore is set to purchase $20 million in cyber insurance coverage, five months after an attack hobbled its computer network. The city’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved the...

Baltimore Ransomware Carnage Compounded by Local Storage
2019-09-30 11:03

Auditor Reveals Lack of IT Policies Ensuring Employees' PCs Centrally Backed UpThe city of Baltimore's ransomware outbreak - $18 million in costs and counting - led to many crypto-locked files...

Baltimore Approves $10M in Funding for Cyber Attack Relief
2019-06-28 12:03

Baltimore City officials approved using $10 million in excess revenue to cover the ongoing cost of the cyber attacks that immobilized some of the city’s systems almost two months ago. read more