Baltimore acknowledges for first time that data was destroyed in ransomware attack

Ian Duncan reports:

Baltimore’s auditor said Wednesday that IT department performance data was lost when hackers locked city files in May — the first disclosure of data being destroyed in the attack.

Auditor Josh Pasch told the mayor and other top city officials at a meeting of the city’s spending board that without the data his team has been unable to check some claims the department made about its performance. The data was stored locally and not backed up.

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