The LockBit ransomware gang alleged Wednesday that it had successfully hacked into sensitive data belonging to the City of El Cerrito.
The annual conference, featuring an array of state and local government experts, comes at a critical time for the public sector. Cyberattacks on government agencies rose by 95% in 2022.
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.
The recent ransomware attack at Los Angeles Unified School District is a good reminder that local government entities must stay vigilant when it comes to cybersecurity.
The intent is to “help cities and states and counties and small communities organize themselves and get their heads wrapped around the need for cybersecurity and seed money” White House adviser Mitch Landrieu said.
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.