The latest news on the election security front comes from a post at Electionline by M. Mindy Moretti:
Baltimore City’s new mayor had been on the job for just four days when he had to announce that the city’s computer system had fallen victim to a ransomware attack. The person(s) behind the attack, which has been dubbed the RobinHood ransomware attack wanted $75,000 in Bitcoin to release the city’s computer system.
Mayor Jack Young has said the city will not pay and so while the city’s systems staff is trying to solve the problem, city agencies, including the Board of Elections have been left scrambling. Abigail Goldman, deputy director of the board of elections said on the morning of May 7 staff at the board knew something was up because emails weren’t functioning properly, but they soon discovered it was much bigger than that.
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