Public Safety Hack of D.C. police cameras was part of ransomware scheme, prosecutors say

Peter Hermann reports:

When hackers took over two-thirds of D.C. police’s surveillance cameras days before the 2017 presidential inauguration, it appeared that the cyberattack was limited to elicit a single ransom payment.

But court documents show that the alleged scheme that January was far more ambitious.

Federal authorities say two Romanians accused in the hacking planned to use the police department computers to email ransomware to more than 179,000 accounts.

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