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Ransomware attack hits a Summit County water district

Park Record 22 Jun 2021
The screen went unexpectedly blank on a Mountain Regional Water District computer late last month, the usual backdrop replaced with instructions about how to negotiate with the hackers who had broken into the district’s system. “We had a ransomware attack,” said Scott Morrison, the district’s general manager.
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Mayor Lightfoot promised to reform the Chicago Police Department. Two years later, it remains much ...

Finger Lakes Times 21 Jun 2021
As the plan was in the works, Lightfoot wrote a letter to then-Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who pushed Emanuel for reforms ... Cops generally got paltry training after leaving the academy ... Hickey and Inspector General Joseph Ferguson also found a host of problems related to the ...
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Countries need to come up with unified stance on cryptocurrencies – and right now

Gulf News 16 Jun 2021
It’s been just a week since investors came to realise the innate risks dealing in cryptocurrencies, and now compelling facts have emerged that throw further light on the gravity of this danger ... The US Assistant Attorney General Lisa Monaco said government agencies managed to recover the ransom paid in Bitcoin, to the hacker. What does all this mean?.
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Once superpower summits were about nukes, Now it’s cyberweapons

Indian Express 16 Jun 2021
In the cyberage, there is no way to count the threats or even figure out who has their finger on the keyboard — the modern-day “button.” A general? Hackers working for the SVR, the premier Russian intelligence agency? Other hackers, freelancing for a ransomware “service provider” ...
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Own an old iPhone? Apple is urging you to update it now

Metro UK 15 Jun 2021
WebKit is the browser engine used by Safari (and other iOS apps) and in this particular case, the flagged vulnerability could let hackers into a device ... Failing to update older devices could leave them vulnerable to hackers (Photo by Kevin C ... To do so, tap on Settings > General > Software Update to download and install it.
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Bill Knight: With ransomware ignorance isn’t bliss

The Register-Mail 15 Jun 2021
Hackers also interfere with credit-card companies, and attempt to disrupt elections ... Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told CNN, “There are thousands of attacks on all aspects of the energy sector and the private sector generally,” adding that hackers could shut down the nation’s power network.
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With ransomware ignorance isn’t bliss

Canton Daily Ledger 14 Jun 2021
Hackers also interfere with credit-card companies, and attempt to disrupt elections ... Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told CNN, “There are thousands of attacks on all aspects of the energy sector and the private sector generally,” adding that hackers could shut down the nation’s power network.
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Biden went to NATO summit: confrontation between Russia and China

The Eastern Herald 14 Jun 2021
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg pledged a new cybersecurity policy and said relations with Russia, where most hacker attacks originate, are at their lowest level since the end of the Cold War ... At a press conference on Friday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg was ...
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Hackers Double Down On Bitcoin Demanding $11m In Latest Ransomware Attack

Bitcoinist 11 Jun 2021
Reports have emerged that hackers were paid $11 million in Bitcoin following an attack on JBS USA Holdings, a meatpacking firm that supplies 1/5 of the country’s meat ... Hacker Group REvil Demanded Bitcoin ... Previously, hackers tended to focus on data-rich operations such as retailers and banks.
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What’s Driving the Surge in Ransomware Attacks?

New York Magazine 11 Jun 2021
Some hackers have a direct affiliation with Russian intelligence ... To avoid a crackdown by Russian authorities, hackers in Russia generally avoid targeting any businesses in the Commonwealth of Independent States, the intergovernmental organization made up of former Soviet republics.
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Ransomware hackers remain largely out of reach behind Russia’s cybercurtain

Finger Lakes Times 10 Jun 2021
... a pipeline company paid in ransom to Russia-linked hackers to unlock its systems, a move that Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said showed the Justice Department will use “all available tools to make these attacks more costly and less profitable for criminal enterprises.”.
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US Attorney General Warns Ransomware 'Getting Worse and Worse'

Voa News 10 Jun 2021
In a ransomware attack, hackers lock a company's or organization's data, offering keys to unlock the files in exchange for a large sum of money ... Its first major operation was recapturing most of the millions of dollars paid in ransom by Colonial to DarkSide hackers, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced.
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Paxton to ATF: Federal registration of firearm stabilizing braces is unconstitutional

News Graphic 10 Jun 2021
(The Center Square) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is opposing a new rule that would require federal registration of firearms with attached “stabilizing braces,” arguing it is unconstitutional ... FBI official explains how they recovered millions from hackers.
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Bitcoin transaction: Easy steps

Cryptopolitan 10 Jun 2021
Another aspect of Bitcoin’s security is that the crypto exchange you will be using has a way of protecting its users from hackers ... Coinbase makes provision for the traders and investors to save their assets in a cold Bitcoin wallet to prevent hackers from having access to them ... One danger that faces traders generally is hackers and scammers.
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Deep Dive (June 8): ‘Do Not Come’: VP Harris Has Message to Migrants While in Guatemala

The Epoch Times 09 Jun 2021
The United States has recovered most of the ransom money paid to hackers after the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said, “Today, we turned the tables on ...

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