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Tweet may contain login credentials taken in Baltimore ransomware attack

Baltimore’s issues stemming from a May 7 Robbinhood ransomware attack are not only starting to impact some aspects of the city’s economy, but the security firm Armor came across a Tweet that may contain information gleaned from the Baltimore’s network. Eric Sifford, a security researcher with Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit, found a tweet dated May…
Ransomware, Security News

Baltimore hackers taunt mayor, EternalBlue not used in attack

The hackers purportedly behind the Baltimore ransomware attack may be attempting to boost the pressure on the city to pay up as they have tweeted out some possibly sensitive information, additionally researchers have determined that the NSA hacking tool EternalBlue was not used in this attack. Eric Sifford, security researcher with Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit,…
Ransomware, Security News

Google adds to Baltimore’s ransomware woes

A recent attempt by Baltimore government officials to create a workaround that would allow them to email while the city recovers from a ransomware attack was temporarily stymied by Google. Baltimore staffers had started to create Google Gmail accounts as a temporary replacement communication system. However, Google’s automatic security apparatus shut down the accounts as…
Data Breach, Security News

Baltimore belatedly buys cyberinsurance

In what could be the poster child case for closing the barn door after the horse has left, the Baltimore City Council has approved the purchase of cyber insurance, six months after the municipality suffered a damaging ransomware attack. The Baltimore Sun reported the city conducted a bidding process and selected two plans. “The first…
Government, Government/Defense, Ransomware, Security News, Vulnerabilities

EternalBlue believed to be behind crippling Baltimore attack

Baltimore has battled the effects of a ransomware attack that started May 7 and now it seems that a familiar culprit, the National Security Agency (NSA) EternalBlue tool, known to exploit some versions of Microsoft Windows XP and Vista, is behind the city’s misery, which has included a shutdown of many vital systems and services.…
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