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Hackers targeting municipalities, states

A recent cybertheft of $4.2 million from the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System and resulting FBI probe has the attention of Rhode Island and...
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.
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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In the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity, technological upgrades can quickly become outdated.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...
NEW BEDFORD'S municipal computer network was the target of a ransomware hack in July. The city is in the process of restoring all of its systems.

New Bedford reveals details of July computer systems hack

NEW BEDFORD – In early July the computer system for New Bedford was identified as being under a ransomware attack. New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell...

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...
THUNDERMIST HEALTH Center shut down their electronic health system Thursday to deal with a ransomware attack. The center reports it opened for business as normal Friday with no compromised data. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL BUILDING CORP.

Thundermist: Unsuccessful ransomware attack briefly shutters electronic health records

WOONSOCKET — Thundermist Health Center shut down their electronic health records system Thursday after employees discovered portions of the database were not accessible, which...
THE VERIZON DATA Breach Investigations Report shows the number of ransomware incidents and financial pretexting is up, with larger business-critical targets.

Verizon report: Ransomware still top cybersecurity danger

PROVIDENCE – The latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report is out, showing double the ransomware attacks compared with 2017, according to a Verizon press...
TECH COLLECTIVE will host "Ransomware: The End of the World," a discussion on what people, processes and technologies should be in place so companies can protect against the evolving computer threat, at its Providence office on March 27.

Infrastructure threat ransomware focus of upcoming learning session

PROVIDENCE – “Ransomware: The End of the World” is an upcoming discussion on what people, processes and technologies should be in place for companies...
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