Last week, the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania shut down Philadelphia’s court website, including its docket tracking and litigation filing features, and blocked court employees from accessing their work email. A city spokesperson said the shutdowns were a precautionary measure after a “virus intrusion” was found on court computers.

Meanwhile, Baltimore is facing its own cybersecurity woes as the city begins to go back online after city employees’ work email, the property tax portal, and water bill and parking ticket payment systems were inaccessible for a nearly a month due to a ransomware.

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