Mobile phishing against government surged with pandemic telework
One out of 13 state and local government workers experienced a mobile phishing attempt in 2020, according to new research from security firm Lookout.
Maine's recent phishing attack could have been 'far more serious'
State officials determined that no data was compromised during a phishing attack that hit three state agencies on Wednesday, including the bureau that oversees elections.
Phishing campaign spoofs local-government websites to rip off small businesses
A hacker has been building phony versions of websites including those of San Mateo, California; Tampa, Florida; North Las Vegas; and Dallas County, Texas.
Phishing incident gets Oregon.gov emails blacklisted by Microsoft, again
It's at least the third time in 12 months that a phishing attack has dinged the state's email reputation score.
Phishing incident gets Oregon.gov blacklisted by Microsoft email services
State employees are no longer able to correspond with residents who are using several popular email services.
Idaho state government hacked twice in three days
Damage was minimal, but the attacks underscore a repeated call from the governor for increased cybersecurity awareness and training throughout the state.
Minnesota unveils 5-year plan to improve cybersecurity
The state's IT commissioner warns that more comprehensive protections are needed as attackers grow "more sophisticated, more skilled, more organized, and more professional."
Harris County issues $888K payment to scammer
Though officials caught the mistake and canceled payment before it was too late, the incident has led the Texas county to a thorough review of its security policies.
After snubbing ransomware attackers, Mecklenburg County rebuilds
After refusing to pay a 3,000 ransom, the county reports it is turning to old-fashioned paper accounting while it pieces its data back together.