In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc

Posted in: Domain Names at 26/05/2019 23:10

For nearly three weeks, Baltimore has struggled with a cyberattack by digital extortionists that has frozen thousands of computers, shut down email and disrupted real estate sales, water bills, health alerts and many other services.

But here is what frustrated city employees and residents do not know: A key component of the malware that cybercriminals used in the attack was developed at taxpayer expense a short drive down the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at the National Security Agency, according to security experts briefed on the case.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/25/us/nsa-hacking-tool-baltimore.html

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