Baltimore City Workers Creating Gmail Accounts Trigger Security System

Gmail accounts used by Baltimore officials as a workaround while the city recovers from the ransomware attack were disabled because the creation of a large number of new accounts triggered Google’s automated security system, a spokesman for the company said. James Bentley, a spokesman for Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, initially said the city had been told by Google that the accounts were “circumventing” the paid service the city would need for a business account.