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.
So far, the economic impact of the ransomware attack is estimated at more than $18 million.
Early projected Ransomware financial impact is 18.2 million. That number is expected to grow. pic.twitter.com/mVYyyZCpyL— Isaac Schleifer (@CouncilmanYitzy) May 29, 2019
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.