Ransomware attack on Akron, Ohio takes down 311 service amid major snowstorm
State and federal officials are investigating the attack, though the city says it did not affect its storm preparations or ability to get the streets plowed.
Ransomware attack takes down city services in Sammamish, Washington
The city says it's now working with a security firm to identify its attacker and measure data loss.
U.S. adds charges in Georgia against suspects in Atlanta ransomware attack
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
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
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
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
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
Officials described the resultant data loss as “catastrophic.”
Port of San Diego recovering from ransomware attack
The incident, which was first detected Tuesday, has not affected shipping or boating functions, a spokeswoman for the port said.