“RobbinHood” ransomware takes down Baltimore City government networks
Systems at a number of Baltimore’s city government departments were taken offline on May 7 by a ransomware attack. As of 9:00am today, email and other services remain offline. Police, fire, and emergency response systems have not been affected by the attack, but nearly every other department of the city government has been affected in some way.
Calls to the city’s Office of Information Technology are being answered by a recording stating, “We are aware that systems are currently down. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.”
Lester Davis, a spokesperson for Baltimore’s Mayor’s office, told the Baltimore Sun’s Ian Duncan that the attack was similar to one that hit Greenville, North Carolina, in April.