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Did AGH stand ground against cyber bullies?

No one is saying whether Atlantic General Hospital’s recovery from a ransomware attack two weeks ago came about because it paid the ransom or because it restored its computer services on its own with the help of outside experts. The public should assume the latter, considering how long the hospital’s computer network was locked and… Read more »

Internet full of villains out to do you harm

The computer on which this opinion is being written was attacked eight times last month by malicious emails that got through its first line of anti-virus defense. They were discovered by followup scans and were destroyed before they could be opened. In the past 12 months, this computer’s security programs caught 87 malicious emails and… Read more »

AGH deserves break as cybercrime victim

Atlantic General Hospital should not be blamed for becoming the latest victim of the surge in ransomware attacks on thousands of businesses, agencies and hospitals in this country over the last two years. In 2022 alone, 250 U.S. health care institutions were extorted for ransom in exchange for the key to unlock their hijacked networks…. Read more »

OPA continues with its positive changes

Judging from the general manager’s report in Ocean Pines last week, it appears that the association’s business continues to travel in the right direction. Revenue is still rising above expenses, making it likely that GM John Viola’s projected end-of-the-year balance will be about a half-million dollars better than it was last year. That’s certainly worth… Read more »

Wind farms not a threat to whales

Editor, Here are some critical facts regarding offshore wind projects and the safety of whales. Scientists from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and independent academic institutions have all stated that there is “no evidence” that offshore wind vessels caused any whale mortalities. Off the Maryland-Delaware coast, offshore wind… Read more »

Hogan’s popularity intact as he exits

Now that Gov. Larry Hogan is former Gov. Larry Hogan, the political analysts will swoop in and start dissecting his eight years at the helm of state government. They will be looking for and expounding on what they perceive to be his successes and failures and whether his performance in office is in sync with… Read more »