Local governments forced offline after ransomware targets web host

by • 3 days ago

A REvil attack on web-hosting provider Managed.com resulted in a handful of state and local governments' websites going dark.

Congress needs to step up in ransomware fight, House cybersecurity panel chair says

by • 6 days ago

Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., said the Senate should follow the House's passage of a cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments.

Three-fourths of ransomware attacks in Florida targeted public sector

by • 3 weeks ago

Local government entities accounted for 78% of publicly disclosed ransomware victims over a more than three-year period, researchers found.

Ransomware is becoming an inevitability, officials say

by • 1 month ago

Speakers during a CyberTalks panel said that governments being targeted with extortion malware is only a matter of time.

Election-related system impacted by ransomware in Georgia county

by • 1 month ago

A recent attack on Hall County, Georgia, disabled a database used to match signatures on absentee ballots, but officials say voting has not been interrupted.

The 'real consequences' of ransomware against schools

by • 1 month ago

"It’s sort of a morbid joke that instead of a snow day, schools now have cyber days," one speaker said during an online talk on ransomware against K-12 schools.

Maze ransomware attackers leak data stolen from suburban Washington schools

by • 1 month ago

Data stolen from Fairfax County Public Schools, the nation's 10th-largest school district, was published by hackers who attacked it a month ago, the superintendent said.

Emotet is back and phishing state and local governments, CISA warns

by • 2 months ago

The credential-stealing malware took an extended spring break, but it's returned with a vengeance according to an alert from CISA and the MS-ISAC.

House passes $400M state and local cybersecurity grant program

by • 2 months ago

The NASCIO-endorsed bill would create $400 million in federal cybersecurity grants annually, but it is unlikely to be taken up in the Senate.