So how’s that “Let’s save money by not updating our systems” working out? Baltimore estimates cost of ransomware attack at $18.2 million as government begins to restore email accounts.
And the BEST part of the story? They want YOU to pay for the fact that for 2 years they didn’t update their systems. Even though 2 years ago, these attacks were in the news for months. How stupid do you need to be to not heed those warnings?
He added that he has talked with Democratic U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore and plans to reach out to other members of Maryland’s congressional delegation to talk about getting financial help from the federal government because of “the virus that they let out,” referencing a New York Times report that a tool leaked from the National Security Agency played a role in the Baltimore hack.
If you have critical infrastructure that is running on outdated and not updated software, then you need to review the definitions of “Critical” and “Infrastructure.” (I’m sure if you ask nicely, someone will be willing to read them aloud for you.)
Your tax dollars at work in Baltimore. More on the attack can be found at this link.