#comptia | #ransomware | Spike in Texas cyberattacks against municipalities has City of SA in constant defense mode

SAN ANTONIO – Six months ago, cybercriminals attacked local government agencies in 23 Texas cities. The statewide attack brought the Lone Star State to the front and center of the discussion about cybercrime. “Municipalities are always a target because we have very complex systems, broad responsibilities. Here in San Antonio,…

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#comptia | #ransomware | Check Point report highlights latest cyber-threats worldwide

Check Point Research has published its 2020 Cyber Security Report. The report highlights the main tactics cyber-criminals are using to attack organisations worldwide across all industries and gives cybersecurity professionals and C-Level executives the information they need to protect their organisations from today’s fifth-generation cyber-attacks and threats. The 2020 Security…

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#comptia | #ransomware | Ransomware in 2020 – Where are We Headed? – TechNative

Ransomware has demonstrated its resiliency since first garnering notoriety in 2016 with several campaigns directed against targets in the healthcare sector   Since that time, ransomware has attacked large and small organizations, as well as individuals, across every sector.  The malware’s versatility continues to make it a useful tool that requires nominal investment of…

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#school | #ransomware | Cyberattack on Morial Convention Center has little immediate effect on events there, but problems may grow | Business News

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, one of the cornerstones of New Orleans’ multibillion-dollar tourism economy, is the latest victim in a string of cyberattacks against city and state computer systems that have had serious consequences for government officials and the public. New Orleanians were left unable to pay property…

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#comptia | #ransomware | Pensacola Offering Creditor Monitoring To Thousands After Cyberattack : NorthEscambia.com

The City of Pensacola is offering credit monitoring to an estimated 57,000 people following a ransomware cyberattack last month. Pensacola’s computer network suffered the attack during the early morning hours of December 7. City officials say any current customer of Pensacola Energy, an employee or retiree of the city, an…

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#comptia | #ransomware | Spotlight News – Town of Colonie got hacked; looks to avoid paying ransomware demand of about $400,000

Town of Colonie got hacked; looks to avoid paying ransomware demand of about $400,000 Jan 17, 2020 Jim Franco Crime, News COLONIE — The town’s computer system was hacked, and the cyber extortionists are asking for about $400,000 in Bitcoin cryptocurrency to unlock it. But, said Supervisor Paula Mahan, the…

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