#school | #ransomware | U.S. National Guard ready for potentially devastating domestic cyberattack – Defence Blog

The U.S. National Guard has confirmed that it is ready to mobilize its cyberdefenses in case of a potentially devastating domestic attack. Everyday the National Guard and other state agencies are preparing and battle to protect and deter malicious cyberattacks to U.S. cyberinfrastructure, according to a recent service news release….

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#city | #ransomware | Cyber attacks – both domestic and foreign – threaten North Carolina government agencies

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WTVD) — This was an instance where law enforcement itself almost dialed 911. “Everything starts with one machine,” Jim Northrup, Orange County’s IT Director, told ABC11. “One machine, meaning one person will click on something or open a file up that gets infected. That’s patient zero.” Last March,…

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