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Chinese hackers breached State Dept., Raimondo’s email on eve of Blinken...

WASHINGTON (AP) – State-backed Chinese hackers foiled Microsoft's cloud-based security in hacking the email accounts of officials at multiple U.S. agencies that deal with...
Ray Gandy

Plan ahead to protect data from cybercriminals

(Editor’s note: This is part 2 of a two-part column on improving cybersecurity for your business. See part 1 here.) With the types and number...
Ray Gandy

Don’t give hackers an easy opening

(Editor’s note: This is part 1 of a two-part column on improving cybersecurity for your business. See part 2 here.) Cybercrime is one of the...

‘Ransomware’ shuts down part of town’s computer network in East Greenwich

EAST GREENWICH – A recent cyber intrusion took down some parts of the town’s computer network, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported Dec. 8. Town Manager Andrew...
OPENING FOR HACKERS? The R.I. Board of Elections is studying whether modems added to voting machines in 2016 now represent a cybersecurity risk because they transmit encrypted data over the internet. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

As hackers advance, government, businesses must stay step ahead

In the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity, technological upgrades can quickly become outdated. And no government or business can afford to think they are too...

R.I. to receive $1M in Equifax data breach settlement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $1 million as part of a settlement with Equifax Inc., following an investigation into a massive data breach...

Is a ransomware attack a reportable data breach?

Ransomware involves the denial of access to a user’s data; often, a hacker encrypts an organization’s data with a key known only to the...

R.I. State Police train critical IT pros in cybersecurity

SCITUATE – R.I. State Police hosted a cybersecurity-training session for critical infrastructure information technology professionals from Nov. 27-30, as part of its Joint Cyber...

Cybercrime and small business: How to address evolving threats

“Who’d go after a business like mine?” That’s a common misperception: that cyber thieves only go after big targets, such as Equifax Inc., the Pentagon...

Protect against identity theft

You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the television without learning about a data breach that’s affected millions of consumers. This was the...
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