State officials provided an update Wednesday on the "network security incident" affecting the Maryland Department of Health's website in December, confirming it was a ransomware attack.

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Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents authorized users from accessing data and systems until an extortion payment is made.

The state's chief information security officer, Chip Stewart, said in a statement released Wednesday morning that the investigation continues and that the state did not pay any extortion demands and will not pay any such demand.... Read More: WBAL