Baltimore Email, Other Systems Still Offline from May 7 Ransomware Attack
More than two weeks after the City of Baltimore, Maryland suffered a ransomware attack, the city’s email system and various other systems have still not been restored. The City was targeted by a ransomware strain dubbed Robbinhood. The threat actors behind the file-encrypting malware demanded a ransom of 13 Bitcoin (just over $100,000), but Baltimore refused to pay.
Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said he could not give “an exact timeline on when all systems will be restored,” adding that the more critical systems could be restored within weeks, “while some of our more intricate systems may take months in the recovery process.”