Somerset County, N.J., downed by ransomware
County officials set up emergency Gmail accounts after a ransomware attack took out government emails and other services.
Ransomware on edtech vendor results in data breach of 500K Chicago students
Chicago Public Schools said teacher-evaluation software sold by edtech nonprofit Battelle for Kids was hit by ransomware in December 2021.
What the MSP alert means for local governments
An alert from the U.S. and its allies about threats against managed service providers is a "wakeup call" for companies that local governments depend upon.
Months after ransomware attack, Bernalillo County, N.M., adopts cybersecurity policy
Bernalillo County, which was hit with ransomware in early January, adopted a new cybersecurity policy, including multi-factor authentication.
Ransomware is 'straining' local government services, FBI says
Ransomware continues to have "significant repercussions," and malicious actors' tactics are evolving, according to a bureau advisory.
Ransomware actors steal detention slips in Illinois K-12 hack
A detention slip from 2014 exposed in a recent ransomware attack shows the risks of organizations not deleting or archiving old data.
K-12 cyber incidents are drastically undercounted, group says
Weak disclosure requirements mean we don't have a full accounting of cyber incidents involving schools, according to K12 Six's annual report.
Ransomware attacks are complex — preventing them isn’t
Avoiding a ransomware disaster doesn't require deep pockets — any organization can implement best practices that keep data safe.
The growing threat of ransomware as a business model for criminal activity
Ransomware-as-a-service is a growing threat model that threatens governments’ ability to defend networks. Zero-trust practices are increasingly critical to shore up defenses.