Ransomware threats against local agencies shows no sign of slowing in 2022

by • 4 months ago

New findings, based on a survey of 248 government IT managers around the globe, shed light on the growing ransomware crisis affecting public sector organizations.

'Extremely sophisticated' ransomware shuts down Virginia legislature systems

by • 5 months ago

The ransomware attack hits as the General Assembly prepares for its January session.

Ransomware hit two Maine water facilities earlier this year

by • 9 months ago

Officials said they paid no ransom and no data was compromised in the attacks on Maine's water infrastructure.

Kansas forms cybersecurity task force

by • 10 months ago

The group is charged with developing a "comprehensive plan" within 90 days to improve cybersecurity in the state.

Cyberattack knocks Alaska courts offline

by • 1 year ago

The state court system deactivated nearly all its external IT systems while it attempts to "remove malware from it servers," though cases are still proceeding.

'Cuba Ransomware' attack disrupts payment provider used by state and local agencies

by • 1 year ago

A successful attack against a widely used payment processing service has prompted state and local agencies to issue breach disclosures in recent days.

Tyler Technologies confirms cyberattack was ransomware

by • 2 years ago

The company said it has no evidence the attack spread beyond internal networks to its local-government clients.

As government considers options for November election, daily challenges mount

by • 2 years ago

How to fund a safe and secure elections during a pandemic is a growing concern for state and local agencies. Meanwhile, government continues to find ways to deliver essential services.

Texas government website defaced with pro-Iran message

by • 2 years ago

The Texas Department of Agriculture's site was briefly replaced with an image of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian commander killed in a U.S. airstrike.