Fire officials spoke with employees and learned the blaze sparked when computers were mixed with lithium-ion batteries.
Baltimore City residents were not able to conduct business with the city or pay bills by cash or credit cash at the Abel Wolman Municipal Building because of a ransomware attack on the city's computer system back in May 2019.
According to the team, an authentication failure on the website allowed for unfettered access to all user accounts hosted by the Luscious database. Usernames, personal email addresses, locations, activity logs, genders, and some full names -- exposed through the private email addresses -- were available.
Companies and individuals must protect their data as they would their physical assets. Spend a little extra on digital security software. Monitor your systems for vulnerabilities, scan and update often, implement firewall protection, change passwords often and never repeat them, and purge legacy systems. By actively promoting good cyber hygiene practices, servers, personal computers, mobile phone and IoT devices’ data will be better protected and outside attacks will be thwarted.