The hackers responsible for the ransomware attack on the city of Baltimore have reportedly started leaking private documents on social media in a bid to pressure officials into paying a bitcoin ransom they demand to lift the siege on the city.
The Baltimore Sun reported that a spokesman for Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young recently stated Baltimore and federal authorities are investigating the purportedly leaked documents that were posted on Twitter by an account associated with the hackers.
Baltimore has been under a ransomware attack since May 7th, with the hackers demanding thousands worth of BTC and officials refusing to pay.
Trying to drive home their point and pressure officials, the hackers started leaking documents to prove they’ve been inside the city’s network. Lester Davis, a spokesman for the mayor, noted there’s no evidence personal data was compromised in the attack, adding the documents are being investigated:
“Authorities are aware of them. We’re hoping to properly investigate and be transparent with our process”
The Twitter account associated with the hackers reportedly told Baltimore Sun reporters it has “financial documents and citizens’ personal information,” and threatened to leak the documents on the darknet.