Baltimore acknowledges for first time that data was destroyed in ransomware attack

Baltimore’s auditor said Wednesday that the city’s information technology department lost performance data when hackers locked city files in May — the first disclosure of data being destroyed in the attack. Auditor Josh Pasch told the mayor and other top city officials at a meeting of the city’s spending board that without the data, his team has been unable to check some claims the department made about its performance. The data was stored locally and not backed up. (Balt. Sun)

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