Ohio legislature moves to expand cybercrime enforcement

by • 4 months ago

The legislation would greatly expand the definition of what constitutes a cybercrime and allow prosecution of unsuccessful hacking attempts.

Coronavirus cybercrime task force launches in Virginia

by • 6 months ago

The group, launched by the state and the U.S. Department of Justice, targets cybercriminals seeking to exploit fears of the growing public health crisis.

Hackers took $4.2 million from pension fund for Oklahoma troopers

by • 1 year ago

State officials said the theft occurred after an employee's email account was compromised, but that all payments to beneficiaries will go out on time.

Nonprofits join to help state and local governments stop cybercrime

by • 1 year ago

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center and National White Collar Crime Center will work together to educate law enforcement about cyberthreats facing state and local governments.

Phishing campaign spoofs local-government websites to rip off small businesses

by • 1 year ago

A hacker has been building phony versions of websites including those of San Mateo, California; Tampa, Florida; North Las Vegas; and Dallas County, Texas.

California's deadly wildfires present opportunity for email scammers

by • 2 years ago

The gift card schemes are very low-tech, but they take advantage of people's sympathies after a deadly natural disaster, an email security consultant says.

Atlanta mayor says ransomware attack exposed a blind spot for the community

by • 2 years ago

At the Smart Cities New York, Keisha Lance Bottoms says she hadn't focused on cybersecurity because it wasn't a top issue for most constituents.

After widespread outcry, Georgia governor vetoes 'hack back' bill

by • 2 years ago

The controversial bill would have criminalized a broad definition of "unauthorized access" to computers or computer networks in the state.

Here are the top 10 states for cybercrimes in 2017

by • 2 years ago

The FBI's annual report shows where hackers are hitting the U.S. hardest, and that ransomware only accounts for a fraction of the damage.