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Buffalo Public Schools Hit by Ransomware Attack

Buffalo Public Schools were forced to cancel remote learning Friday because of a ransomware attack, the district said. The attackers had not made any demands by late Friday afternoon as the FBI and district experts investigated. “We are in the …

Personal Info Posted Online After North Carolina County Ransomware Attack

An investigation into a ransomware attack on a North Carolina county’s computer network showed personal information posted for sale on the “dark web,” the county said. The Chatham County network was hit on Oct. 28 with ransomware that originated in …

Baltimore County School Board to Address Ransomware Attack

The Baltimore County Board of Education has approved more than $1.7 million in contracts for services that were necessary after a ransomware attack on school systems in November. Administrators told board members that they expect the school system’s cyber insurance …

Insurance Broker Gallagher Reports Ransomware Attack

Insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and its claims unit, Gallagher Bassett, reported that a ransomware incident that happened on Saturday, Sept. 26 limited some of its internal systems. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), …

Pandemic-Afflicted Cruise Operator Carnival Hit by Ransomware

Cruise operator Carnival Corp. said on Monday it launched an investigation into a ransomware attack on one of its brand’s information technology systems. Carnival, which operates AIDA, Carnival and Princess cruises among others, in a regulatory filing said the attack …

Texas Appellate Courts Won’t Pay Ransom After Cyber Attack

Texas courts have been hit with a ransomware attack that took down the website and case management systems for the state’s appellate and high courts. The attack on the courts’ network was discovered by staff on the morning of May …

Chubb Investigating Possible Cyber Attack; Says Network Unaffected

Chubb confirmed that is looking into a possible hack attack, though a spokesperson said the insurance giant’s network appears at this point to be unaffected. “We are currently investigating a computer security incident that may involve unauthorized access to data …

Hospital’s Ransomware Attack Exposes New Risk for Muni-Bond Issuers

Hackers have finally done what bond issuers may have feared most from cyber criminals. A ransomware attack on Pleasant Valley Hospital in West Virginia was partly responsible for the hospital’s breach of its covenant agreement, according to a notice to …

Large New Jersey Hospital System Says It Was Hit by Ransomware Attack

New Jersey’s largest hospital system said Friday that a ransomware attack last week disrupted its computer network and that it paid a ransom to stop it. Hackensack Meridian Health did not say in its statement how much it paid to …

Attempted Cyberattack Disrupts Louisiana Government Websites

Many of Louisiana’s state government websites and email systems were shut down because of what the governor’s office is describing as an attempted ransomware attack. The problem Monday disrupted business operations and online services across state agencies. Gov. John Bel …