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City faced cyberattacks amid chaos and unrest on the streets

City faced cyberattacks amid chaos and unrest on the streets

As Baltimore remained under curfew after riots over Freddie Gray's death, a cyberattack knocked out the city's website while hackers who sympathized with protesters on the streets threatened to target the government's computer systems, according to newly released documents. The behind-the-scenes cyberbattle shut down the website baltimorecity.gov for at least 16 hours, according to a situation report dated May 1. The site, which provides information on government services, updated citizens on the citywide curfew at the time. "Not sure when site will be up and running. Need to set up alternatives," the report stated. Emails and other documents obtained by The...

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