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City continues to fight ransomware attack

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City continues to fight ransomware attack

City continues to fight ransomware attack

Fresh off his inauguration, Mayor Jack Young is confronted with hackers working to debilitate the payment system and other servers in Baltimore city.

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City continues to fight ransomware attack

ATTACK ON THE CITY'S SERVERSARE CRIPPLING PAYMENT SYSTEMSEFFECTING EVERYTHING FROMPAYING YOUR WATER BILL TOBAILING YOUR CAR OUT OF THEIMPOUND LOT.

WMAR 2 NEWS BRIANKUEBLER IS HERE NOW TO EXPLAINHOW THE CITY IS FIGHTING THESEHACKERS.JAMIE áá THE FáBáI IS HELPINGBALTIMORE CITY SO DETAILS ARESCANT.

ONE THING IS CLEARTHOUGH, EVEN THOUGH THEMALWARE IS EFFECTING SEVERALAGENCIES, THE CITY SAYS ITWILL NOT PAY THE RANSOM.FRESH OFF HISINAUGURATION....MA YOR JACKYOUNG IS CONFRONTED WITHHACKERS WORKING TO DEBILITATETHE PAYMENT SYSTEM AND OTHERSERVERS IN BALTIMORE CITY.THEY'VE POSTED A RANSOM BUTYOUNG SAYS...IT WONT WORK.YOUNG COULD NOT DETAIL THEFáBáI'S EFFORTS TO BREAKBALTIMORE FROM THE MALWARE.

INTHE MEANTIME IT IS BACK TOBASICS...A MORE ANALOGUEAPPROACH.

A SPOKESPERSON FROMTHE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKSSAYS EMPLOYEES ARE USINGPERSONAL LAPTOPS, IPADS...EVENOLD FASHIONED TYPEWRITERS TOGET THINGS DONE.

DáPáW SAYS ITHAS SUSPENDED ALL LATE FEESFOR WATER BILLS BECAUSE THEDEPARTMENT CAN'T BILL ORCOLLECT.

THE ADVICE, PUT MONEYASIDE BECAUSE THE BILL WILLCOME DUE.

THE SAME GOES FORTHINGS LIKE THE IMPOUND LOT.NO PAYMENT SYSTEM HEREEITHER.... ADDING A INSULT TOINJURY áá CITIZENS ARE PAYINGCASH TO GET THEIR CARS BACKHERE TODAY.

BATTLING THISMALWARE MAY TAKE WEEKS CITYLEADERS ARE SAYING...BUT THEYINSIST THE CITY IS STILLOPERATIONAL.BUT THE LONGER THIS GOES ON,THE MORE BACK UP THIS COULDCREATE.

CITY WORKERS WERE PAIDTODAY, BUT IT IS THE NEXT PAYPERIOD THEY ARE BEGINNING TOWORRY ABOUT.

MAYOR YOUNG SAYSTHE FBI IS HARD AT WORKHELPING THE CITY RECOVER ITSSERVERS



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