When It’s Worth Paying a Hacker’s Ransom

No one likes giving in to blackmail, but cities like Baltimore may have no choice

Bloomberg Opinion
Jun 7 · 5 min read
Baltimore City Hall. Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

By Stephen L. Carter

By the end of this week, we may know whether the unknown hacker who’s been holding the city of Baltimore’s computer systems hostage for the past month is prepared to carry out his threat to destroy all the data…

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