Ransomware spree against Atlanta, Newark and others leads to indictment of 2 Iranians
The Justice Department charged two Iranian citizens with developing and deploying the SamSam ransomware virus that extracted more than $6 million from its victims and cost millions more in damage.
Indiana National Guard recovers from ransomware attack on state server
The server included military and civilian personal information, but officials say the malware used doesn't typically compromise data.
Delaware names new chief security officer
Solomon Adote, who previously worked for the state as a network analyst, was most recently an information security manager for multinational chemical manufacturer FMC.
New York City launches a smartphone threat-detection app
NYC Secure will tell New Yorkers if their phones encounter unsafe networks. The city insists it's not tracking users.
Blockchain-enabled voting has started in West Virginia
The state's overseas voters started casting ballots using a mobile app that runs on the decentralized ledger last Friday.
West Virginia to offer mobile, blockchain-based ballots to its overseas voters in November
The state is expanding on a two-county test during its May primary, despite the misgivings of election security advocates.
5G technology will be the backbone of smart cities, as long as it's secured, retired generals say
Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James L. Jones and retired Air Force Major General Robert Wheeler were both optimistic that the next wave of wireless technology will be the safest.
New voting machines are important, but here are three other ways states are investing in election security
Top election officials are turning to multi-factor authentication, advanced audits and in some cases the military to defend against continued cyberthreats.
West Virginia may offer blockchain-based ballots to all of its overseas voters this November
The state, which tested the technology in two counties during the May primary, is waiting on the results of a post-election audit, despite pointed critics of online voting.
Atlanta's ransomware attack destroyed years of police dashboard camera footage
The lost video could make it more difficult to prosecute some criminal cases.