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Local Authorities in Texas and Maryland Hit by Ransomware

Local Authorities in Texas and Maryland Hit by Ransomware (Breaches and Incidents)

The servers of Baltimore City Hall and Amarillo, TX, Potter County were hit by ransomware attacks, with the former having shut down most servers while the latter already got some of its computing systems back online. Another announcement from the city's Director of Public Works says that late water bill fees for both City and County customers have been suspended because of the ongoing network issues, while the City’s Finance Department can no longer accept cash payments.  The just sworn in City Council president Brandon Scott also issued a comment on the current situation which closely resembles the one released by the Mayor's Office, also mentioning an ongoing investigation conducted by city employees. Potter County ransomware attack As previously mentioned, Potter County already managed to get some of its computers back online, after it was impacted by a malware attack on April 22 according to NewsChannel 10.

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