Colorado says website restored day after Russia-linked DDoS attack

Colorado.gov has been restored following a denial-of-service attack carried out by a Russian-speaking group that calls itself Killnet.

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Russian hacking group targets state-government websites in DDoS campaign

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The pro-Russia hacking group Killnet launched a series of DDoS attacks against U.S. state government websites, temporarily disabling several.

Maryland Gov. Hogan appoints state and local cybersecurity directors

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Gov. Larry Hogan announced his picks for the newly created positions of director of state cybersecurity and director of local cybersecurity.

GAO: Feds helpful on ransomware, could be more communicative

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The GAO gave federal agencies like CISA solid marks on incident response, but also found communications breakdowns, singling out the FBI.

L.A. school hackers post data after district refuses payment

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The Vice Society ransomware gang posted data it stole from the Los Angeles Unified School District, including Social Security numbers.

New Mexico creates cyber planning committee as grant push begins

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New Mexico CIO Peter Mantos said his state is convening "the correct players" as it starts its application for DHS cyber grants.

California Gov. Newsom signs K-12 cyber reporting bill

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation requiring school districts and local education boards to report cyberattacks to the state.

Georgia secretary of state replaces county's voting equipment after breach

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is sending new voting equipment to Coffee County after video surfaced of a physical breach.

StateRAMP attracts more states, education sector

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StateRAMP, which rates state and local cloud vendor security, has new partnerships with K12 Six and the University of North Carolina.

Cybersecurity grant program kicks off with long-awaited guidelines

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The Biden administration published a long-awaited notice for the $1 billion, four-year cybersecurity grant program in last year's infrastructure law.

Law enforcement is searching for new ways to protect elections

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Members of the new Committee for Safe and Secure Elections met to discuss ways to connect election officials with law enforcement.

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