May 11, 2016 10:54 am -


Yahoo mail has been banned by Congress because of ransomware attacks.

According to a congressional staffer who spoke anonymously to Gizmodo, at least one of the ransomware attacks was successful. Once the computer was affected, House IT was able to remotely shut down the machine within 20 minutes. The staffer eventually had to reformat their computer.

In response to the attacks, the House’s IT desk blocked access to YahooMail “Until further notice.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.