Louisiana was hit by Ryuk, triggering another cyber-emergency

Enlarge / Louisiana state agencies were taken offline during the response to a Ryuk ransomware attack but are now largely up and running again thanks to backups. In October, the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning of increased targeting by ransomware operators of “big game”—targets with deep pockets and critical data that were more
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Enlarge / Ambassador Nikki Haley listens at the United Nations. Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sent sensitive material over a network reserved only for unclassified material because she forgot her password for classified communications, The Daily Beast reported. The event happened on July 4 and July 5, 2017, after North Korea
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Enlarge / A fake IRS site used in a set of phishing campaigns observed by Akamai from August to October. Akamai Tax return scammers usually strike early in the year, when they can turn the personal information of victims into fraudulent tax refund claims. But members of Akamai’s threat research team found a recent surge
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Enlarge / AT&T executive John Stankey at a presentation for investors at Warner Bros. Studios on October 29, 2019, in Burbank, California. AT&T’s traditional TV business is tanking, with the company having lost nearly 5 million satellite-and-wireline TV customers since the end of 2016. But AT&T President John Stankey sees a path forward in recreating
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Enlarge / The Interpol HQ in France. Justice Department officials have long pushed for some sort of backdoor to permit warranted surveillance and searches of encrypted communications. Recently, that push has been taken international with Attorney General William Barr and his counterparts from the United Kingdom and Australia making an open plea to Facebook to delay
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Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 15: Former adviser to US President Donald Trump, Roger Stone departs the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse after being found guilty of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election on November 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Stone faced seven felony charges and was found
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Enlarge / US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s phone conversation with President Trump in June was overheard by embassy staffers with Sondland at a Kiev restaurant (and probably by other countries’ intelligence services). Mark Wilson / Getty Images In testimony yesterday before the House Intelligence Committee, diplomat William Taylor said that he had
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The US Federal Trade Commission has sued an IT provider for failing to detect 20 hacking intrusions over a 22-month period, allowing the hacker to access the data for 1 million consumers. The provider only discovered the breach when the hacker maxed out the provider’s storage system. Utah-based InfoTrax Systems was first breached in May
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Enlarge / The front page of cardplanet.cc as it appeared on August 1, 2015. A Russian man made his initial appearance in federal court on Tuesday on prosecutors’ allegations he operated websites that resulted in more than $20 million in fraudulent purchases made on US credit cards. Aleksei Burkov, 29, of Tyumen and St. Petersburg,
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Enlarge / Mug shots of Gary De Mercurio, left, and Justin Wynn. Dallas County Jail In the early hours of September 11, a dispatcher with the sheriff’s department in Dallas County, Iowa, spotted something alarming on a surveillance camera in the county courthouse. Two men who had tripped an alarm after popping open a locked
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