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Ransomware attack takes down city services in Sammamish, Washington

by • 3 months ago

The city says it's now working with a security firm to identify its attacker and measure data loss.

U.S. adds charges in Georgia against suspects in Atlanta ransomware attack

by • 4 months ago

A second indictment against the suspected SamSam hackers says the virus infected nearly 3,800 computers owned by the city.

On cybersecurity, many local governments still lack strategic or disruption response plans

by • 6 months ago

A new infographic from the Public Technology Institute shows that while local governments are increasingly adopting cybersecurity training for employees, they often lack cyber planning.

Though ransomware persists in government — often unreported — experts say things are looking up

by • 10 months ago

As high-profile attacks like Atlanta's grab headlines, experts tell StateScoop that both the level of awareness and resources available to local governments are on the rise.

Idaho state government hacked twice in three days

by • 11 months ago

Damage was minimal, but the attacks underscore a repeated call from the governor for increased cybersecurity awareness and training throughout the state.

Georgia infosec community urges governor to veto ambiguous computer crime bill

by • 1 year ago

A letter to Gov. Nathan Deal includes 55 signatures from researchers, academics and business owners.

State and local governments face a disturbing cybersecurity threat

by • 1 year ago

Commentary: Particularly in smart cities, the threat of cyberattacks is as high as ever, says the CEO of Minerva Labs.

Possession of ransomware is now a crime in Michigan

by • 1 year ago

New legislation signed by the governor closes a loophole that hindered pursuit of suspected cybercriminals.

Georgia just passed a broad cybercrime bill that has researchers worried

by • 1 year ago

White-hat and gray-hat researchers say that soon, only "criminals and spies" will search for new vulnerabilities in their state.

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