Washington DC City Officials- Surveillance Cameras were Hit by Ransomware

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The Washington Post reported that Washington DC City officials were hit by ransomware that, between Jan. 12 and Jan. 15, left the police cameras unable to record events. The cyberattack affected 123 of 187 cameras network video recorders deployed in a closed circuit TV system for public spaces across the city, the officials said late Friday in disclosing the event.

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