This is never fun for any organization…Baltimore City Hall government servers have been infected by a ransomware virus that government officials said is spreading throughout their network.

Mayor Jack Young released the following statement:

“Baltimore City core essential services (police, fire, EMS and 311) are still operational but it has been determined that the city’s network has been infected with a ransomware virus. City employees are working diligently to determine the source and extent of the infection. At this time, we have seen no evidence that any personal data has left the system. Out of an abundance of precaution, the city has shut down the majority of its servers. We will provide updates as information becomes available.”

Here is a tweet from the Mayor:

DPW in Baltimore posted the following on Twitter:

Due to current network issues throughout the City, the Director of Public Works has suspended late water bill fees for City and County customers.

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As an IT person I can only image the kind of day the tech staff had yesterday, today and maybe the next few days. I have been through similar issues and it is frustrating.

Scott E