Baltimore City Hall government servers have been infected by a ransomware virus that government officials said is spreading throughout their network. As a precaution they have shut down the majority of most of their servers while they are looking into the situation. From WJZ CBS Baltimore:
“As detailed in an official statement from Baltimore City Mayor Jack Young:
Baltimore City core essential services (police, fire, EMS and 311) are still operational but it has been determined that the city’s network has been infected with a ransomware virus. City employees are working diligently to determine the source and extent of the infection. At this time, we have seen no evidence that any personal data has left the system. Out of an abundance of precaution, the city has shut down the majority of its servers. We will provide updates as information becomes available.
They later said employees of the City’s Finance Department are out front of the Abel Wolman Municipal building saying due to the network outage, they cannot conduct business or pay bills Tuesday with cash. They added that check and money orders only will work.”