Aug 27, 2020

Local governments continue to be the biggest target for ransomware attacks

Barracuda Networks’ analysis of ransomware attacks over the past 12 Read More

Aug 25, 2020

Lafayette says criminals might have had access to some personal information during ransomware attack

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – The city of Lafayette said Monday it had discovered some Read More

Aug 10, 2020

Rider surveillance poses threat to LGBTQ privacy

June has come and gone, and the absence of most Pride parades, parties Read More

Jul 28, 2020

Local transportation agencies are tracking e-bikes and e-scooters: They aren’t Big Brother

A trip to the grocery store, a long bike ride through a park, a stroll through our neighborhoods. These are the precious trips we have all come to look forward to during the recent stay-at-home orders. These moments – like our pre-pandemic trips to work, school and restaurants – paint an intimate portrait of our daily lives. Read More

Jul 22, 2020

Disabled Delawareans’ Personal Data Ends Up in Student Project

A recent Delaware Department of Health and Social Services data breach Read More

Jul 16, 2020

Polk County Tax Collector data breach exposes 450K driver’s license numbers

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Polk County Tax Collector Joe Tedder says his office Read More

Jul 10, 2020

Texas Appellate Courts Almost Back Online After Ransomware Attack

After two months and two days of dealing with a disabling ransomware attack Read More

Jul 9, 2020

Ransomware hackers demanded $390,000 to release Knoxville data

The cybercriminals who attacked and hampered the city of Knoxville’s Read More

Jul 8, 2020

LADOT head hiding work from the public

Given all the new communications technology — some of which is encrypted, or at least makes its content very short-lived — it’s no wonder that government officials are curious about recent developments and new messaging apps, same as the rest of us. But unlike the rest of us, government officials are required by the California Public Records Act and sometimes other formal decrees to keep all their work-related correspondence in order to allow for transparency. Read More

Jul 6, 2020

Texas County Sheriff’s Office Suffers Ransomware Attack

Hackers attacked the Sheriff’s Office for Cooke County, Texas, over the Read More