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

by • 1 week ago

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

Ransomware spree against Atlanta, Newark and others leads to indictment of 2 Iranians

by • 3 weeks ago

The Justice Department charged two Iranian citizens with developing and deploying the SamSam ransomware virus that extracted more than $6 million from its victims and cost millions more in damage.

Valdez, Alaska paid off ransomware hackers

by • 3 weeks ago

The small city agreed to pay its hackers a bitcoin sum equal to more than $26,000 for a decryption key for the ransomware virus known as Hermes.

Indiana National Guard recovers from ransomware attack on state server

by • 2 months ago

The server included military and civilian personal information, but officials say the malware used doesn't typically compromise data.

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

by • 2 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.

Ransomware hits North Carolina water utility

by • 2 months ago

Officials described the resultant data loss as “catastrophic.”

Port of San Diego recovering from ransomware attack

by • 3 months ago

The incident, which was first detected Tuesday, has not affected shipping or boating functions, a spokeswoman for the port said.

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats paid more than $700,000 to recover from ransomware attack

by • 3 months ago

The March 2017 attack blocked senators and their staffs from accessing their email and other computer systems.

Romanian woman pleads guilty to 2017 ransomware attack on D.C. police cameras

by • 3 months ago

The attack disabled two-thirds of the capital's police surveillance cameras just days before the presidential inauguration.

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