The LockBit ransomware gang alleged Wednesday that it had successfully hacked into sensitive data belonging to the City of El Cerrito.
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Hackers with the criminal syndicate Vice Society began publishing stolen data from the Los Angeles Unified School District Saturday, two days before the ransom deadline the group had imposed.
Cities need to be aware of this scheme.
Anyone who has given personal information to the Azusa Police Department should call their credit card company.
Huntington Park finance staffer arrested, several others placed on leave after “large-scale security breach”
According to the LA Times, the suspensions account for “almost the entire roster of Huntington Park’s finance department.”
Local governments have seen an uptick in phishing attempts and other cybersecurity threats since the pandemic began. They’re now asking Congress for more resources to combat this growing crime.
Dependence on distance learning has opened up new opportunities for cyber criminals.
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A number of states are stepping in to provide assistance to local governments facing increased cybersecurity threats.