Tag: ransomware

Todd Carter named permanent Baltimore IT director after serving in interim role

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore City has a permanent information technology director after Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young promoted the acting director, who has been serving in that position since October, according to a news release from the mayor’s office Thursday.

In a bit of a trial by fire, Todd A. Carter started working in the Baltimore City Office of Information & Technology (BCIT) on May 7, the same day a ransomware attack compromised Baltimore city government’s computer network.

The BCIT director at the time, Frank Johnson, went on leave in September and resigned from his post in October.

Law Firm DLA Piper Hit by Ransomware Attack

A screenshot of a “Petya” cyber attack in 2017. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Law firm DLA Piper was hit by a major cyber attack this week, shutting off employees’ access to phones and computers. DLA Piper is a global law firm whose family tree is rooted heavily in Piper & Marbury, a leading Baltimore firm for many decades.

Maryland Hospitals Plagued by Hacking Scandal



Earlier this week, hackers disabled computer systems at MedStar hospitals, the second largest health care provider in Maryland.