FDNY seeks firewall to stop doxxing, hacking of rescue workers’ personal data

The FDNY is seeking to build a digital firewall to protect the Big Apple’s thousands of rescue workers from cyberattacks, including “doxxing,” The Post has learned. The department recently put out a call in the City Record for consultant services Read More …

Vice Society ransomware claims attack on Italian city of Palermo

The Vice Society ransomware group has claimed responsibility for the recent cyber attack on the city of Palermo in Italy, which has caused a large-scale service outage. The attack occurred last Friday, and all internet-relying services remain unavailable, impacting 1.3 Read More …

West Virginia State workers to be paid on time despite ransomware attack

West Virginia state workers will be paid on schedule this week, despite a ransomware attack that recently crippled a software provider that helps manage time and leave for more than 35,000 state employees. The State Auditor’s Office reassured employees Monday Read More …

Missouri Vows to Prosecute ‘Hacker’ Who Informed State About Data Leak

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper recently found a huge security blunder: The Missouri educational agency’s site was displaying 100,000+ clearly visible Social-Security numbers for school teachers, administrators and counselors in its HTML source code. The newspaper verified its findings with Read More …

White House urges mayors to review local govts’ cybersecurity posture

July 7 Following recent ransomware attacks, Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger asked US mayors to immediately hold a meeting with state agencies’ chiefs to evaluate their cybersecurity posture. Local governments have been under a constant barrage of ransomware attacks Read More …

Tulsa warns of data breach after Conti ransomware leaks police citations

The City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is warning residents that their personal data may have been exposed after a ransomware gang published police citations online. In early May, Tulsa suffered a ransomware attack that led to the City shutting down its Read More …

Thousands of UK taxpayers’ personal details potentially exposed online through councils’ debt-chasing texts

Bulk SMS messages sent by local councils across the UK contained weblinks leading to pages that freely exposed to the public thousands of taxpayers’ names, addresses, and outstanding debts, The Register can reveal. Text messages sent by Telsolutions Ltd on Read More …

Russian state hackers stole data from US government networks

DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the FBI today warned that a Russian state-sponsored APT threat group known as Energetic Bear has hacked and stolen data from US government networks during the last two months. Energetic Bear (also Read More …