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New York City’s 1,000-Lawyer Law Department Targeted by Cyber Attack

New York City’s law department was been hit with a cyber attack that forced officials to take the 1,000-lawyer agency offline, but Mayor Bill de Blasio said he believes no data was compromised in the hack. “To this hour we …

Student Blamed for Cyber Attack on Massachusetts School’s Network

A student was behind a cyber attack on a Massachusetts school system this week that temporarily shut down the district’s computer network, disrupted remote learning, and forced the postponement of exams, officials said. The attack on the Agawam school district …

Cyber Ransom Payments Set a Bad Precedent But Happen Often

The U.S. government’s fight to choke off ransom payments collected by hackers hit a major snag Thursday, following news that Colonial Pipeline Co. paid a hefty sum to hackers who for several days this week effectively shut down the country’s …

Officials Say New York School District Hit by Cyber Attack

An Albany, New York-area school district is investigating a malware attack that forced students in grades 7 through 12 into all-remote learning on Monday, district officials announced. Officials at the Guilderland Central School District said on the district’s website that …

Homeland Security Orders Cyber ‘Sprints’ as Part of U.S. Plan Against Hacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is undertaking a series of “sprints” to enhance American cybersecurity in the wake of major attacks. “I am announcing today a series of 60-day sprints, each focused on the most important and most urgent …

Insurer CNA Reports It Has Been Hit by ‘Sophisticated’ Cyber Attack

Commercial lines insurer CNA reported that it has sustained a “sophisticated cybersecurity attack” that caused a network disruption and impacted certain CNA systems, including corporate email. Upon learning of the incident on March 21, the insurer said it immediately engaged …

Surveillance Camera Hack Exposes Hospitals, Businesses, Schools

Hackers aiming to call attention to the dangers of mass surveillance say they were able to peer into hospitals, schools, factories, jails and corporate offices after they broke into the systems of a security-camera startup. That California startup, Verkada, said …

New York Issues Letter to Regulated Entities Regarding Microsoft Exchange Breach

The New York Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Cybersecurity Division issued a March 9 letter to regulated entities regarding the recent Microsoft Exchange breach in which thousands of organizations were compromised via vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange servers. On March …

Court Up’holds’ Insurers’ Denial of $6M Crime Claim for Phishing Loss

Real estate software maker RealPage has been denied a $6 million computer crime insurance coverage claim because the stolen funds were not in its possession but were instead being held by a payment processing firm at the time of a …

Senator Says Microsoft Failed to Fix Cloud Software Issue Used by SolarWinds Hackers

Microsoft Corp.’s failure to fix known problems with its cloud software facilitated the massive SolarWinds hack that compromised at least nine federal government agencies, according to security experts and the office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. A vulnerability first publicly …