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

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans 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 […]

#comptia | #ransomware | Rancocas Valley High School students blocked from social media, but can stream music video – News – Burlington County Times

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Federal law requires schools to protect students from inappropriate content. Schools have different standards on what to block, records show. MOUNT HOLLY — Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter are off-limits. Apple TV, Amazon Prime and Hulu video are just fine. At Rancocas Valley Regional High School, cybersecurity […]

#school | #ransomware | Town Hit by Ransomware; System Shut Down to Limit Damage – East Greenwich News

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans By Elizabeth F. McNamara Town Manager Andrew Nota said Saturday the town had been hit with computer ransomware and had shut down the system townwide to evaluate the damage and rebuild. “There have been numerous system breaches in municipalities in Rhode Island, New England and nationally […]

#school | #ransomware | District Cyber Attack: Livingston Superintendent, LHS Principal Provide Updates

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two weeks after Livingston Public Schools (LPS) announced that its system was compromised, the district is still without its servers and continues its investigation and district-wide response to the encrypting of the technology systems. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there have only been seven […]

#school | #ransomware | Ryuk Ransomware Is Making Victims Left and Right

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans While doing some open-source intelligence (OSINT), a security researcher discovered that a provider of end-to-end solutions for emergency care facilities in the U.S. fell victim to Ryuk ransomware. The company hit by the malware is T-System based in Dallas, Texas, and it is currently working to […]

#school | #ransomware | Cyber security expert breaks down ransomware attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency following a cyber-attack on Nov. 18. An apparent “ransomware” virus infected 1,500 of the state’s 30,000 computers last week. Source: (MGN) An apparent “ransomware” virus infected 1,500 of the state’s 30,000 computers. This […]

#school | #ransomware | Hacker’s paradise: Louisiana’s ransomware disaster far from over

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Enlarge / Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at dusk. Louisiana has brought some of its services back as it recovers from a targeted ransomware attack using the Ryuk malware on November 18. The state’s Office of Motor Vehicles re-opened offices on Monday in a limited […]

#school | #ransomware | Livingston School District in New Jersey Hit With Ransomware

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Students at the Livingston public school district in New Jersey are undoubtedly happy for a two hour delayed opening tomorrow. Unfortunately, this delay is not being caused by snow, but rather by a ransomware attack that the district is still recovering from. According to an email […]

#school | #ransomware | Hospital cyberattacks linked to heart attack deaths, study shows

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Detecting and treating a heart attack is a race against time.Reuters A rise in ransomware attacks and data breaches against hospitals across the US may account for an uptick in heart attack deaths at those hospitals, according to a new study. Ransomware attacks are a rising […]

#school | #ransomware | Las Cruces, N.M., School District to Scrub 30,000 Computers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans (TNS) — Las Cruces, N.M., Public Schools Interim Superintendent Karen Trujillo presented some updates Thursday on the recent cyber attack that targeted the school district, prompting a shutdown of Internet servers and devices across the district. At a Thursday afternoon news conference in the district’s administration […]

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

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans 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 […]

#school | #ransomware | Las Cruces Public Schools computers still offline a week after hacking attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Education LAS CRUCES, New Mexico — The computer network for the Las Cruces Public Schools remained offline a week after a ransomware attack by hackers forced the shutdown of the entire system. After originally trying to get existing servers for dozens of schools back online late […]

Student #expelled for #hacking school #computer and changing #grades

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Student expelled for changing grades using keylogger Under normal situations, a student wanting higher grades would mean extra effort and hard work and that’s usually a good thing. In this student’s case however, the school decided that its a bad thing when the hard work leads […]

Payday problems: Cyber thieves swipe paychecks from Atlanta school employees

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Atlanta Public Schools issued new paychecks to 27 employees who fell victim to what the superintendent called a phishing attack by cyber thieves. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said Internet scammers stole $56,459 in payroll funds by rerouting direct deposit information from 27 unsuspecting employees. Another seven employees […]

Hackers attacked 4 Florida school districts, allegedly hoped to hack voting systems

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans We’ve heard a lot about Russians attackers attempting to hack the US election, but another hacking group also allegedly wanted to interfere with the election; they attempted to pivot from compromised school districts to state voting systems. The Miami Herald reported that MoRo, a group of […]