ransomware

Somerset County, N.J., downed by ransomware

by • 1 month ago

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

by • 1 month ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 4 months ago

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

by • 4 months ago

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

by • 4 months ago

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.

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