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Tech Tuesdays: Hacking A City

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Hackers seized control of the computer systems that run Baltimore's government.

The city was the victim of a ransomware attack. Authorities were notified and the computers were taken offline, but the attack impacted voicemail, email, online payments for parking fines, and delayed 1,500 home sales. 

Cleveland's airport experienced a ransomware attack last month, but refused to pay hackers for access to its computers.

Coming up on Tech Tuesday, hacking a city, the kilogram and more. 

Guests:

  • Alex Hamerstone, expert on cybercrime, breaches and hacking vulnerablities from cybersecurity firm, TrustedSec
  • Brian Resnick, Reporter Vox
  • Russell Holly, contributing editor Andriod Central