back to article US capital's surveillance cam network allegedly hijacked by Romanian ransomware suspects

Two of the five unnamed individuals cuffed this month in Romania on suspicion of spreading ransomware face US computer crime charges – for their alleged role in taking over 123 out of 187 networked computers that control Washington DC's CCTV cameras earlier this year. According to Europol, which led the arrests, this week, two …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Nice read - interesting hints / insight - But...

    Catching guys like this is internet whac-a-mole, 1000's popup soon after.

  2. John Smith 19 Gold badge


    or Craas to coin a phrase.

    All this talk of Romania. I keep waiting to see a report that the cyber plod are hunting a crime tsar of the dark net souks called "Vlad Dracul"

    I can't get the voice of Alun Hughes in Cardinal Red talking to Hugo Jackman out of my head.....

  3. Bernard M. Orwell

    Nothing to HIde?

    All of those that think the question of public surveillance can be answered with nothing to hide, nothing to fear, should take a long, hard look at this incident and consider if they are still in favour of mass monitoring.

  4. Anonymous Coward

    US Justice Department investigating malware infections

    "The Euro plod noted that the US Secret Service is also investigating those malware infections."

    ohh good, we're all safe then :)

  5. MachDiamond Silver badge

    Internet enabled

    Let's just hook everything up to the internet regardless of security concerns and see what happens. In a city like DC that just hemorrhages money, one would expect that they could install a private network for security cams and traffic controls.

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