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.
CISA boosts anti-ransomware messaging for local government
The federal cybersecurity agency said the new campaign is aimed at preventing cyberattacks against K-12 school systems and organizations battling COVID-19.
Ryuk ransomware gang made more than $150M, including from local government victims
Ryuk has been one of the most aggressive forms of ransomware since it appeared in 2018, and has collected six-figure payments from several local governments.
Local governments needn't face ransomware streak alone, experts say
The Christmas ransomware attack against the small town of Cornelia, Georgia, marks just the latest incident in a trend experts said they expect to become worse still in 2021.
Tech industry groups plan anti-ransomware task force
A new Ransomware Task Force plans to spend two to three months developing a "framework" that can be used by all types of organizations defending and responding to attacks.
Cyberattacks against K-12 schools growing more aggressive, CISA warns
More than half of all ransomware attacks against state and local entities targeted school districts as the new academic year began this fall, according to a new advisory from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Senators press CISA to do more to stop K-12 ransomware
Brandon Wales, the acting director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said ransomware is "quickly becoming a national emergency."
'Somehow, it managed to get worse': Ransomware ticks up in 2020
While cyberattacks against the public sector haven't slowed down at all, some states are putting more resources into how they help local governments recover.
Class canceled in Baltimore County, Md., in latest school ransomware attack
"Looks like we’re getting our first cyber snow day," wrote a high-school football coach in the 114,000-student school district.