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Baltimore City rolling out pilot program to restore employee email, computer access

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Posted at 7:49 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 08:55:09-04

BALTIMORE — Now three weeks into the the aftermath of a ransom attack on Baltimore City Government computer systems, Mayor Jack Young says progress is being made.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Mayor said the City has successfully implemented a pilot program that will eventually restore email and computer access for employees.

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So far, the economic impact of the ransomware attack is estimated at more than $18 million.

Young said the rolling out process will prioritize public safety agencies, followed by all other agencies.

The attack has had a wide ranging affect on City residents including those needing to pay their water bill.

To prevent similar cases in the future, City Council President Brandon Scott created a special committee on cybersecurity and emergency preparedness.