House members to try again on state and local cyber grants
The leaders of a House cybersecurity subcommittee said a new version of a grant program for state and local governments will be introduced "in the coming days."
Cyberattack knocks Alaska courts offline
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.
Illinois attorney general acknowledges ransomware attack
The attack, which involved the DoppelPaymer malware, came a few months after an audit of the office revealed weak cybersecurity practices.
D.C. police chief confirms personnel files stolen in ransomware attack
The group responsible, Babuk, said it's shutting down, though many ransomware actors simply regroup under different names.
Citing national security threat, task force urges broad action on ransomware
A Ransomware Task Force created by industry groups last December has released what it calls a framework for an online scourge that's "basically everywhere."
Ransomware gang publishes files stolen from D.C. police department
Files belonging to the city's police department appeared on a leak site affiliated with Babuk, a newer form of ransomware.
CISA has already hired 20 state cybersecurity coordinators, acting director says
The new officials, who act as risk advisers, are part of the agency's ongoing fight against ransomware.
2020 was a great year for ransomware, Palo Alto Networks says
A new report from the cybersecurity vendor's Unit 42 research arm found that the average ransom paid nearly more than doubled in 2020.
Ransomware actor 'Aleks' says resentment fueled his career choice
Researchers for Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group talked to a user of the LockBit malware, who revealed a few tricks of the trade and why he turned to cybercrime.