Three states affected in suspected Russian hack

by • 9 months ago

CISA said the breach of SolarWinds network software that's compromised several federal agencies also poses a "grave risk" to state and local governments.

Recent ransomware surge linked to Russian criminal group

by • 2 years ago

An executive at the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said a recent spike of incidents points to increased activity by a hacker group it calls Wizard Spider.

State IT and elections officials struggled to communicate, says Senate report on 2016 Russian hacking

by • 2 years ago

State IT agencies received alerts about threats against voting systems, but often did not share with election officials, the Senate Intelligence Committee said.

Mueller report details Russian hacking against state election systems

by • 2 years ago

The special counsel wrote that the FBI believes Russian government hackers succeeded gaining access to the network of at least one Florida county just before the 2016 election.

Maryland election systems hosted by Russia-linked firm were not compromised, DHS says

by • 3 years ago

Federal investigators found no unauthorized access or statistical anomalies in network activity that would suggest malicious behavior. The state is moving the system to a new data center.

Maryland pounces on federal funding for election cybersecurity

by • 3 years ago

At the request of Maryland's congressional delegation, Gov. Larry Hogan has agreed to use recently approved funding to instate new positions, training and processes for election security.