FAST FIVE: Hackers Now Demand $10k Per Day In Baltimore Cryptocurrency Ransomware Attack

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We were one of the first to report the May 7th attack that brought Baltimore's entire communication network to a standstill.

“It's believed by the cryptographic community, both the theoreticians as well as the practitioners, to be unbreakable by today's technologies.” This is Baltimore's second cyber attack in a little more than a year.

As the city remains paralyzed on Wednesday, numerous services provided by the local government are either offline or workarounds have been developed.

Baltimore City's Inspector General said the attack came about one week after a city employee was fired for downloading thousands of pictures of porn onto his work computer.

In the last month, separate cyber attacks have also affected Stuart City, Florida; municipality of Greenville, North Carolina; New York state; Cleveland Airport; Genesee County, Michigan; and Fisher County in Texas.

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