Bitcoin Ransomware Siege: Google Disables Baltimore’s Gmail During $100,000 Standoff

Bitcoin Ransomware Siege: Google Disables Baltimore’s Gmail During $100,000 Standoff

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By CCN: The city of Baltimore has suffered a blow in its bid to keep operations running amidst a bitcoin ransom attack that has crippled critical services. Per The Baltimore Sun, city officials had created Gmail accounts in the wake of ransomware attackers demanding $100,000 in Bitcoin. This was after the baltimorecity.gov official email addresses were knocked out. However, on Thursday the free email accounts that the city officials created were disabled. When trying to send emails to the Gmail accounts belonging to the city officials the sender would get the following message: “The email account that you tried to

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