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Russian Hackers Also Focused on US and NATO Since Invasion

Russia is expanding its espionage and influence operations against Ukraine and its allies, including malicious cyber activity that requires a coordinated, robust response, Microsoft Corp said in a report published Wednesday. Russia has deployed a three-pronged strategy of coordinated military, …

Security Shutdown Stops Hack of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Computer System

Most residents of Tulsa are being prevented from paying their water bills after the city shut down its computer network as a security measure following an attempted ransomware attack, a city official said. The attempted breach was stopped before any …

Alaska Health Website Targeted in Malware Attack

The Alaska health department website was the target of a malware attack, officials said. A similar attack previously targeted the state’s court system. The health department in a statement late Tuesday said its website was taken offline Monday while an …

Cyber Threat Forced Alaska Court System Offline

The Alaska Court System was temporarily disconnected most of its operations from the internet after a cybersecurity threat on Saturday, including its website and removing the ability to look up court records. The threat blocked electronic court filings, disrupted online …

Oklahoma House Unanimously Passes Cybercrime Bill

A bill to address a growing trend of cybercrime unanimously passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives on March 10 with a vote of 92 to 0. House Bill 1759, authored by Rep. Trish Ranson, D-Stillwater, updates language in the Oklahoma …

As They Focus on COVID-19 Surge, Hospitals Become Targets for Cyber Attacks

By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center noticed the hospital’s phone system wasn’t working. Then the internet went down, and the Burlington-based center’s technical infrastructure with it. Employees lost access to databases, digital …

Worker Offered $1M to Sew Malware in Nevada

A Russian citizen has been arrested and charged with offering an employee of a Nevada company $1 million to sew malware for an attack to harvest company data for ransom, U.S. authorities said. Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, 27, was arrested Saturday …

Websites of Many Kansas Counties May Lack Security Against Hackers: Report

Many Kansas counties’ websites may be at risk as they lack basic protocols that make it easier for hackers to impersonate websites in order to install malware or trick individuals into giving out their personal information. Out of 105 counties, …

Wawa Facing Lawsuits Over Data Breach at All of Its Stores

The Wawa convenience store chain is facing a wave of lawsuits over a data breach that affected its 850 locations along the East Coast. Wawa Inc. discovered malware on its payment processing servers this month before stopping the breach Dec. …

‘Sextortion’ Is Emerging Cyber Risk for Businesses, Warns Beazley

A new form of online bribery is emerging where cyber criminals attempt to extort cryptocurrency by claiming to have potentially embarrassing evidence of people using adult websites on work computers, according to a report issued by Beazley Breach Response (BBR) …