Manual Workaround for Baltimore City Ransomware Attack

Press Release

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Issued the following update on the status of city operations in the wake of the ransomware attack on city network systems:

“As everyone is aware, we discovered on May 7, 2019 that the City was the victim of a ransomware attack.  We immediately went into incident response mode, quickly took services and systems offline to contain the attack, and activated key partners to help us investigate and respond.  We established a web-based incident command, shifted operations into manual mode and established other workarounds to facilitate the continued delivery of services to the public.  We continue to adjust and refine the delivery of those services that were only partly interrupted and to pursue ways to reactivate any services that were completely interrupted.

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