Category: Government Facilities

Arizona Schools Provide Model for Managing Ransomware

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, ransomware was discovered at Flagstaff Unified School District, Arizona. Schools were closed on Thursday and Friday of that week, but re-opened after the weekend. No ransom was paid, and only two days schooling was lost. [ … ]

Ransomware Attack Hits School District Twice in 4 Months

A Connecticut school district’s teachers are working without computer access less than a week after a second malware attack targeted the district’s servers. The Republican American reports the district shut any computers connected to the Wolcott school district networks Sept. [ … ]

The Legal Profession’s Catfishing Problem

Scammers frequently impersonate lawyers in fraudulent emails in order to get recipients to take those emails seriously, according to Victoria Hudgins at Legaltech News. Legal threats or directives are more likely to catch someone’s attention than are many other phishing [ … ]

North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity

Original release date: September 9, 2019The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have identified two malware variants—referred to as ELECTRICFISH and BADCALL—used by the North Korean government. The U.S. Government refers to malicious [ … ]