Officials probe Baltimore cyberattack, claim of leaked files

The city of Baltimore and federal authorities are investigating whether documents posted online are connected to a ransomware attack that hobbled the city's computer network

BALTIMORE -- The city of Baltimore and federal authorities are investigating whether documents posted online are connected to a ransomware attack that has hobbled the city's computer network.

A mayor's office spokesman, Lester Davis, tells The Baltimore Sun that there's currently no evidence personal data has been was breached in the May attack.

City officials have refused a demand to pay the equivalent of $76,000 in bitcoin in response to the attack, which used a ransomware variant called RobbinHood.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com