More than two weeks ago, hackers seized parts of the computer systems that run Baltimore's government.

It could take months of work to get the disrupted technology back online. That, or the city could give in to the hackers' ransom demands.

"Right now, I say no," Mayor Bernard Young told local reporters on Tuesday. "But in order to move the city forward? I might think about it. But I have not made a decision yet."

Here's a brief rundown of what happened.


What was affected?

On May 7, the city discovered that it was a victim of a ransomware attack,