- Later this month, about three years after a raid on his home, the case against Harold Martin is scheduled to be resolved in Baltimore's federal court.
- Baltimore's ransomware issue could hamper efforts by the public to hold the government accountable.
- Baltimore is assessing whether to get a cyber insurance policy after suffering a devastating ransomware attack in May. Other cities say they're useful.
- Baltimore refused help from Maryland information technology experts in the first week after the city’s computer networks were shut down by a ransomeware attack
- The federal government should help cover the costs incurred by Baltimore and other cities if NSA-developed hacking tools were used in ransomware attacks.
- Baltimore officials are moving carefully to restore computer systems, wary of leaving themselves open to a fresh attack.
- The new strain of ransomware used to cripple Baltimore's computer networks relies on attackers gaining "unfettered access" to victims' networks.
- The Justice Department says two Iranian computer hackers have been charged in connection with multimillion-dollar cybercrime and extortion scheme that targeted
- Harford County Sheriff's Office Captain Lee Dunbar, left, has been named commander of the Criminal Investigations Division and Captain Michael Crabbs will be replacing Dunbar as commander of the Narcotics Task Force.
- The Loyola Blakefield team — the only Maryland school to make it to the final round of the national CyberPatriot contest — spent hours in quiet concentration, trying to earn points by defeating hackers and securing the computer servers of a fictional company.
- It's difficult for cities like Baltimore to manage cybersecurity risks. And it's only going to get tougher.
- The attack on Baltimore’s 911 dispatch system over the weekend was a ransomware attack, city officials said on Wednesday.
- Baltimore’s 911 dispatch system was hacked by an unknown actor or actors over the weekend, prompting a temporary shutdown of automated dispatching and an ongoing investigation into the breach, Mayor Catherine Pugh’s office confirmed to The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday.
- The 9/11 attacks and the Russian meddling in the last presidential election constitute twin towers of infamy, grave and intolerable attacks against this country and what it stands for.
- If hackers can get in the front door of a basic government website like Howard's, it's conceivable they can go deeper inside other government and private systems that control traffic lights, telecommunications, utility plants, financial records and more.
- Maryland's State Board of Elections detected "suspicious activity" on the computer system it uses for online voter registration before last fall's election and called in cybersecurity experts to evaluate it, administrator Linda Lamone said Wednesday.
- BALTIMORE, MD (May 23, 2017) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced that he, together with the Attorneys General of 46 other states and the
WASHINGTON (AP) — Devices that record data from police surveillance cameras in Washington D.C. were infected in a cyberattack days before PresidentAhead of the release next week of a report into Russian interference in the presidential election, top American intelligence officials said Thursday that the government needs to rethink how it responds to the hacking efforts of foreign governments.Today, I have ordered a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S.Perspective on the Yahoo cyber breach and the Russian hacking of the presidential campaign from Sean Gallagher, Baltimore-based IT editor of Ars Technica.
A massive cyberattack barred East Coast users from visiting Twitter, SoundCloud and other sites Friday morning by targeting a firm responsible for routing wA law championed by Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger to get businesses and the government to share information about computer security threats has had limited impact so far because companies are reluctant to hand over data to the government, officials and corporate executives said Thursday.The FBI warned state elections officials around the country this month to be on their guard against hackers after a breach of voters' personal information in Illinois and an attempt in Arizona.This week: Leslie Jones continues to be harassed online in form of a cyberattack on her website and rapper Young Thug wears a dress for album cover art.House lawmakers are expected to pass legislation this week to encourage the Obama administration to engage more with small, startup cyber security firms, an effort supporters say could benefit Maryland's burgeoning cyber industry.A cyberwar exercise in Estonia comes as the Marlyand National Guard is expanding its ability to fight on computer networks, ramping up new units, planning a pair of major building projects and figuring out how to work with other agencies in the state in the face of a hack.MedStar Health is disputing a report by the Associated Press that the hospital company knew as early as 2007 about weaknesses in its system, which led to a massive cyber attack that encrypted its files.The hackers who locked up data on MedStar's computers this week are demanding ransom to begin unlocking it — and they're offering a bulk discount to release all of it, according to a copy of the demands obtained by the Baltimore Sun.The FBI is helping with the investigation of a major computer outage at MedStar Health, but the agency was unable to provide specifics about the problem.After a decade of classified commando raids and drone strikes, the official reluctance to talk about the cyber campaign against the self-declared Islamic State means the country is again heading into a new field of warfare with only limited public debate.The Defense Department has called on military hackers at Fort Meade to disrupt the operations of the self-declared Islamic State, adding cyber weapons to the bombs and missiles the United States has been using to batter the terror group.The National Security Agency is about to launch its most ambitious reorganization in years, bringing together teams charged with gathering intelligence around the world with those tasked with defending U.S. secrets.Electronic devices such as printers, cell phones and computers all leak signals — not just wi-fi but other tell-tale emissions — that hackers can use to access corporate networks or gain information about company operations. Owings Mills-based Signals Defense sells window films and wall liners to reduce those emissions to both the government and private companies.A growing number of devices, from security cameras to cars to weapon systems, are designed to connect to computer networks — the so-called "Internet of things." But as researchers find ways to compromise the machines, regulators, lawmakers and military leaders are scrambling safeguard them from hacking.As Sen. Angus King pressed national security officials to open up about their ability to wage war over the Internet, he turned not to some think tank white paper to make his point, but a 5-decade-old film about the dangers of nuclear brinkmanship.Two CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield customers have filed a proposed class action suit against the Maryland health insurer, after a cyberattack that exposed about 1.1 million current and former members' personal information.Traditional credit and debit cards account for two-thirds of all transactions in the United States, and yet we have arguably the least secure verification process in the world. Of the 19 members of the G20, the United States is the only country that has not upgraded its payment card technology to what is known as "chip and PIN." Instead of our current swipe and signature model, most international cards feature an embedded microchip and require a unique code to be entered upon each point of saleLike gods, we have created a new universe called cyberspace that contains great good and ominous evil. We do not know, yet, if this new dimension will produce more monsters than marvels, but it is too late to go back.As Baltimore remained under curfew following riots over Freddie Grays' death, hackers who sympathized with protesters on the streets targeted city government and a cyber attack knocked out its website, according to newly released documents.When Raymond Jacobson saw an email from the federal Office of Personnel Management informing him that his Social Security number and other personal information had likely been stolen in what is believed to be the largest cyberattack in U.S. history, he wasn't too surprised.