D.C. police cameras hit with ransomware before inauguration

by Derek Kortepeter
Sept. 1, 2017 2 comments TechGenix ransomware

Everything can be hacked. This is the reality that all cybersecurity experts must deal with on a daily basis. It is this reality that Washington, D.C., police came to terms with in the days leading up to last month’s presidential inauguration. In a report written by the Washington Post, it was revealed that, according to various official channels, D.C. police CCTV cameras were compromised by ransomware. According to the WaPo report, “hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras eight days before President Trump’s inauguration, forcing major citywide reinstallation efforts,” which ultimately took down 123 cameras. The cameras were responsible for monitoring public spaces in the D.C. Metro area, but officials insist public safety was not compromised. This assertion was made most notably by Secret Service Agent Brian Ebert.

http://techgenix.com/dc-police-cameras-ransomware

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2flash 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Another hit for the D.C. police I would say... well written article. Thanks for the upload :)

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negrii_irina88 4 months, 3 weeks ago

this is unforgivable ...every organization must invest resources into educating their employees on proper cybersecurity practices...especially when it comes to the police

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