Romanian hackers are charged with disabling DC police surveillance cameras just before Trump’s inauguration

Two Romanian hackers have been arrested and charged with overtaking two-thirds of Washington’s outdoor surveillance cameras just before Trump’s inauguration, officials said Thursday.

Mihai Alexandru Isvanca, 25, and Eveline Cismaru, 28 were arrested in Bucharest on December 15 and charged with conspiracy and various forms of computer fraud, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Washington.

The Justice Department said the pair managed to disable 123 of the Metropolitan Police Department’s 187 outdoor surveillance cameras in early January by infecting computer systems with ransomware.

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