Tag: ransomware

Public Institutions, Public Works

Schools remain ‘easy target’ for ransomware as Maze targets big K-12 systems

September 14, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Actors using the Maze ransomware are claiming credit for a recent string of attacks against large public school districts across the United States, just as students and teachers are returning to their mostly virtual learning environments. Last Friday, the school […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Texas transportation department hit in ransomware attack

May 18, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The Texas Department of Transportation last week disclosed that it suffered a ransomware attack, though details of the incident are scant. In a notice posted to Facebook and other other social media, the agency said it detected “unauthorized access” on […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Natural gas ransomware attack offers critical lessons for electric utilities, analysts say

February 24, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

A ransomware attack shut down a natural gas compressor station for two days causing a “loss of productivity and revenue,” according to an alert last week from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The disruption represents a growing […]