Ransomware is 'straining' local government services, FBI says

by • 5 months ago

Ransomware continues to have "significant repercussions," and malicious actors' tactics are evolving, according to a bureau advisory.

Former Los Angeles utilities cybersecurity chief to plead guilty to lying to FBI

by • 8 months ago

Prosecutors say former Chief Cyber Risk Officer David F. Alexander lied about deals he made with an attorney contracted by the city.

In future elections, federal officials predict repeat of 2020 threats

by • 1 year ago

Officials from DHS, the FBI and the NSA told county IT officials that threats election security will linger, but there are steps to strengthening public trust.

An APT breached a local government using Fortinet vulnerability, FBI says

by • 1 year ago

APT actors have been exploiting Fortinet firewalls that haven't patched vulnerabilities that the company has previously disclosed, the FBI said.

Ohio CIO says pandemic prompted statewide cybersecurity push

by • 2 years ago

"It’s everyone’s, not just IT’s, burden to bear," Ervan Rodgers said during an online conference.

FBI will alert state election chiefs about attacks on local voting systems

by • 3 years ago

The bureau is modifying its policy of only informing local election officials and vendors about breaches, a change secretaries of state have asked for.

U.S. House bill would require feds to notify public of election hacking

by • 3 years ago

Two lawmakers from Florida say federal officials should be required to inform Congress, state and local authorities and the public if an election-related computer system is hacked.

Cleveland officials plead ignorance on airport ransomware incident, local media unimpressed

by • 3 years ago

A cyberattack that affected information screens for passengers and airport employees' emails has largely been mitigated, but officials are now facing scrutiny for how they briefed the public.

Oklahoma server exposes information on FBI investigations and AIDS patients

by • 4 years ago

An Oklahoma Securities Commission server containing decades of sensitive information sat unprotected, researchers discovered.