The FBI is investigating a ransomware attack on Baltimore City’s network, while city officials try to bring back the network to its full capacity.
Although city services are no longer are being affected, hackers are still accessing the system, according to Mayor Jack Young.
“These people are so sophisticated that their job is just to disrupt,” Young said. “I wish they would use it for more good than they are for just bad in trying to extort money from cities and companies. It’s just not right.”
It was discovered Tuesday that the system was taken offline, and technicians continue to work on fixing it.
Details not being released, but ransomware is a type of malware that prevents users from accessing their files unless they pay. Here’s what the mayor wants you to know: