Woman hijacked CCTV cameras days before Trump inauguration

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Woman hijacked CCTV cameras days before Trump inauguration
« on: September 26, 2018, 05:51:04 PM »
Just a few days before the January 2017 inauguration of President Trump, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC noticed that several surveillance cameras weren’t working.

It would transpire that they were being held hostage in a ransomware attack, with some of the systems being used to spread the attack further. In fact, when investigators disrupted the attack on 12 January 2017, they found that some of the computers had been turned into proxies to spread the malware and were in the process of targeting 179,616 other systems.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/09/25/woman-hijacked-cctv-cameras-days-before-trump-inauguration/

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