. https://www.cryptovibes.com/blog/2020/01/30/new-maryland-bill-will-make-possession-of-ransomware-illegal/

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NEW MARYLAND BILL WILL MAKE POSSESSION OF RANSOMWARE ILLEGAL
A new bill introduced in the Maryland Senate aims to make the possession of ransomware illegal in the state. In May 2019, the city of Baltimore experienced its biggest run-in with ransomware. One of the largest municipalities in the city was attacked by ransomware and malicious actors asked for 13 Bitcoins to release their systems. They held the data of the city hostage for about 3 weeks after which the authorities had to pay the cryptocurrency amount and regain access to their systems. This was the second time in one year that the city’s IT infrastructure was attacked. SHERLOCK GOMES READ MORE