Device owners statewide are encouraged to download an app that warns them about malicious links and apps and vulnerable Wi-Fi connections. User privacy has been a core tenet for the app’s design.
The town’s municipal computer network is back up and running after a cyberattack one week ago that has been linked to Russian criminals and a global ransomware group, the town manager said Tuesday.
Recent high-profile cyber attacks against prominent U.S. companies have packed a charge behind efforts to craft more meaningful federal cyber policy. Experts, however, say this is easier said than done.
Hackers working for profit and espionage have long threatened American information systems. But in the last six months, they’ve targeted companies running operational networks with greater persistence.
Authorities in the United States are having trouble stopping the Russia-based hackers responsible for some of the recent ransomware attacks. The Kremlin has done little to stop the activity for its own political gain.
A ransomware incident from November 2020 canceled two days of online classes, delayed a major payroll project, took down an employee timekeeping program, and may wind up costing the district over $8 million in the end.
On May 28, hackers targeted St. Clair County, Ill., disabling many digital services. While the county has since restored 90 percent of the services, it hasn't commented on the source of the attack.
After a string of high-profile cyber attacks against U.S. companies, lawmakers argue that companies should more openly share information with government agencies when they pay a ransom demand.
Hackers gained entry into the networks of Colonial Pipeline Co. on April 29 through a virtual private network account, which allowed employees to remotely access the company’s computer network.