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Great Falls Public Schools working to recover from network ransomware attack

The district shut down most of its systems last week in an effort to contain and investigate the attack, but GFPS Superintendent Tom Moore said in a press conference on Monday that the district has had some success in restoring access to some systems and computers.

Flying Fish-Always Listening & Capable In So Many Ways. iFlytek a Can of Worms?

Its technology is also enabling the surveillance state to identify citizens by the sound of their voices”.

Ransomware Could Be Biggest Threat to Upcoming Elections

Of all the cyberattacks that affect state and local governments, ransomware is one of the most ubiquitous and costly. Now security researchers fear it could also become a political weapon in the upcoming election.

Should State and Local Governments Obtain Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification?

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a certification and compliance process developed by the Department of Defense (DoD). Taiye Lambo explains what is included, and how it can help your organization.

The Attack That Broke Twitter Is Hitting Dozens of Companies

“Phone spear phishing” attacks have been on the rise since a bitcoin scam took over the social media platform in July.

Garmin Surrenders, Pays Millions In Ransom

Although it is unknown who was responsible for the attack and who the ransom money went to, individuals researching the attack suspect the event could be connected to Evil Corp, a cybercriminal organization from Russia.

Senator Jon Tester Cracks Down on COVID-19 Scammers as Consumer Fraud Losses Reach $90 Million

Bill would give Federal Trade Commission and State Attorneys General authority to go after predatory scammers taking advantage of Montanans during the pandemic

Inside the Courthouse Break-In Spree That Landed Two White-Hat Hackers in Jail

The story of the Coalfire case has come to represent a kind of warning about the precarious position of penetration testers in the eyes of the law.

How Companies Get Hacked…and What You Can Do About It!, on August 12 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am MST

MMEC and LMG Security will share real-life examples of companies impacted by the top two cyber risks, email compromise and ransomware, and will provide details of how it happens and simple steps you can take to protect your company.

How to Back Up Your Digital Life

Backups are boring, but they’ll save your digital bacon. Here’s how to make sure your data lives on even when your PC doesn’t.