Recent ransomware surge linked to Russian criminal group
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
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
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
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
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.