Eight days prior to President Trump’s inauguration, the Washington DC Police Department had to take their cameras offline from January 12 to 15. This is the result from a ransomware attack that plagued 123 of the 187 network video recorders that are used all across the DC area. After the system was rebooted the ransomware had been eliminated. This goes to show that ransomware attacks are increasing, not necessarily to gain access to the DC police’s network, but to extort money from them.
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