Baltimore’s 911 Systems Down After Ransomware Infected Systems

Ransomware Takes Baltimore’s Emergency Systems Offline

On March 28, 2018 Baltimore city officials confirmed the city’s emergency systems had been infected with an unknown ransomware variant.  The infection was found on Sunday, March 25th, which led the IT department to taking systems offline.  For approximately 17 hours, Baltimore’s electronic emergency systems were unavailable.  Therefore, employees were forced to push the city’s 911 systems into a manual mode.

At this time, systems are back online and the FBI is investigating the origin of the ransomware attack.

Other Ransomware Attacks

For a list of ransomware attacks that have already taken place in 2018, you may click here. We have also created a map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.

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