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Chula Vista Policy to Protect Residents from Certain Surveillance Technology

The City Council of Chula Vista, California (in the San Diego metropolitan area), announced a new policy governing how city law enforcement can use technology to protect residents from data collected...

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Texas Sues Google for Gathering Biometric Data

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Google for alleged “blatant defiance” of Texas’s biometric privacy law, which prohibits capturing biometric identifiers without prior consumer consent. The complaint alleges...

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Killnet Takes Credit for Disabling State Websites

Killnet, a Russian-speaking hacking group that emerged shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, took responsibility last week for deploying a denial-of-service attack that temporarily took several U.S. states’ websites offline. Although reported...

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Cyber-Attack Disrupts Public Services in Fremont County, Colorado

Government offices and public services in Freemont County, Colorado, have been disrupted since August 17, 2022, due to a “cybersecurity event affecting our county computer systems.” As of the official update...

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Ohio City Considering Anti-Drone Voyeurism Law

Recently, the Hamilton City Council in Ohio proposed a new local ordinance that would specifically prohibit the use of drones to commit voyeurism in response to complaints from a resident that...

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Hospital Continues to Divert Patients Over a Week After Ransomware Attack

Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis has been diverting emergency department patients arriving by ambulance to other area hospitals since it shut down its network following a ransomware attack on August 4, 2021....

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Tulsa, OK Refuses to Pay Ransom to Attackers

The City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced on May 9, 2021, that it had been hit with a ransomware attack, but the Mayor is resolute in not paying the demanded ransom. Although...

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Contact Tracing Vendor Loses State Contract Over Data Breach

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced this week that the Commonwealth will not continue to do business with its contact tracing vendor following a security incident that potentially exposed the personal information...

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Baltimore County School District Hit with Ransomware Attack Right Before Thanksgiving

Baltimore County Public Schools shut down Monday and Tuesday following a ransomware attack that paralyzed the school system’s network last week right before Thanksgiving. According to the Baltimore Sun, officials described...

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The Importance of Focusing on Data Recovery and Business Continuity

In the wake of the increase in ransomware attacks, including data exfiltration prior to or during a ransomware attack, I think it is worth the time and resources to focus...

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