‘Worst’ Ransomware Attack Hits Salisbury Police Department in Maryland

NBC Washington reports:

A Maryland police department says it experienced its “worst computer network attack” in its history, after the attacker accessed its network through a longtime software vendor.

Salisbury police Capt. Rich Kaiser tells The Daily Times of Salisbury that the department’s entire internal computer network was compromised Jan. 9 in a ransomware attack. He said negotiations with the attacker who asked for an undisclosed sum “quickly disintegrated.”

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