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New York Set to Stop Agencies From Using...

Soon there might be a serious penalty for not securing your municipality’s tech in NY. State legislators have proposed a law that says taxpayer funds can’t pay for ransomeware fines. “Two New York state senators have proposed bills that prevent municipalities and government agencies using taxpayer dollars to pay ransomware demands.” Read More Here: https://secalerts.co/article/new-york-set-to-stop-government-agencies-using-taxpayer-dollars-to-pay-ransomware-demands/64747e68

Ransomware attacks on more than 900 US a...

Fact is the part-time IT guy that upgrades your municipality’s computers is not equipped to handle current cybersecurity threats! Hire a professional cybersecurity firm to check your network/computers, train your staff on phishing and harden the security on your website! “The cyberattacks on US organizations include 103 federal, state and municipal governments and agencies, as […]

New Orleans hit by ransomware

Yikes! – “Out of an abundance of caution, all employees were immediately alerted to power down computers, unplug devices & disconnect from the city’s WiFi,” said Beau Tidwell, a spokesman for New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Read More Here: https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-orleans-hit-by-ransomware-city-employees-told-to-turn-off-computers/

Two Russian hackers charged in sweeping ...

“Federal prosecutors have filed charges against two Russian nationals accused of carrying out one of the largest cybercrime sprees in history, orchestrating a string of attacks on computer systems in the United States and targeting victims in at least 11 states.” Read More Here: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/feds-charge-two-russian-hackers-malware-attack-u-s-bank-n1096426

WAF through the eyes of hackers

This is a great deep dive into Web Application Firewalls and their limitations. “In general, WAF is a modern security solution, and it won’t hurt having it with your web applications. Although today, it can only hinder the process of vulnerability search and exploitation, but it cannot protect from them altogether. As thing stand, this […]

Marco Rubio says hackers infiltrated Flo...

“The senator’s comments come in the wake of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report that revealed that the Russian military intelligence unit known as the GRU sent malicious viruses to the Florida county government officials who were overseeing the 2016 election.” https://www.foxnews.com/politics/marco-rubio-says-hackers-infiltrated-florida-county-elections-system-were-in-a-position-to-alter-voter-roll-data