Woman confesses ransomware attack on Washington Police

A 28-year-old Romanian woman in the United States has stated to have been involved in an attack on police cameras in Washington DC. During the attack many surveillance cameras became useless because 126 connected network video recorders, used for storing camera images, were infected with ransomware.

At the time that researchers intervened, the attackers were trying to attack 180,000 other systems via stolen passwords.



The Romanian woman was arrested in Romania last December. She managed to flee from Romania after her arrest and was arrested in Great Britain. In July she was extradited to the United States. The judge will give judgment on the 3rd of December.

At the time that researchers intervened, the attackers were trying to attack 180,000 other systems via stolen passwords.