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#school | #ransomware | Town Hit by Ransomware; System Shut Down to Limit Damage – East Greenwich News

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans By Elizabeth F. McNamara Town Manager Andrew Nota said Saturday the town had been hit with computer ransomware and had shut down the system townwide to evaluate the damage and rebuild. “There have been numerous system breaches in municipalities in Rhode Island, New England and nationally […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

2,000 #computers were #shut down due to #SamSam virus #attack to #Colorado Department of #Transportation

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On Wednesday morning the workday in Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) was disturbed. The institution went back to good old days when computers were not existing due to SamSam ransomware virus attack.

On February 22, the file-encrypting virus hit CDOT’s computers, encrypted files and demanded to pay the ransom in Bitcoins. More than 2,000 computers were shut down to stop and investigate the attack.

According to the CDOT spokeswoman, the version of SamSam ransomware hit only Windows OS computers even though they were secured by McAfee antivirus. However, CDOT and security software providers are working on virus elimination.

Fortunately, Colorado Department of Transportation has all data backed up. Therefore, they are not going to pay the ransom and crooks attempts to blackmail the institution did not succeed.

Meanwhile, employees are forbidden from accessing the Internet until the problem is solved. Ransomware did not affect any critical services, such as cameras, alerts on traffics or variable message boards.

Authors of SamSam ransomware already received money from victims in 2018
SamSam ransomware is known for a while. Numerous versions of malware hit hospitals and other institutions last year. Colorado Department of Transportation is not the first organization that was in the target eye of the ransomware creators this year too.

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A DEEP FLAW IN YOUR CAR LETS HACKERS SHUT DOWN SAFETY FEATURES

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SINCE TWO SECURITY researchers showed they could hijack a moving Jeep on a highway three years ago, both automakers and the cybersecurity industry have accepted that connected cars are as vulnerable to hacking as anything else linked to the internet. But one new car-hacking trick illustrates that while awareness helps,…

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Hackers looking to shut down factories for pay

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The malware entered the North Carolina transmission-manufacturing plant’s computer network by the way of email in August 2016, just as the criminals wanted, spreading like a virus and threatening to lock up the production line until the company paid a ransom. AW North Carolina stood to lose $270,000 in revenue,…

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When Should You Shut Down Your Online Dating Profile?

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When Should You Shut Down Your Online Dating Profile?

Having a conversation with your new partner about when to close your online dating profile is a delicate issue, indeed. It’s probable that a surprising connection can happen when two people are dating online meet for the very first time. …

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Grand Theft Auto forum shut down after hack exposes up to 200,000 user details

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Grand Theft Auto forum shut down after hack exposes up to 200,000 user details

Up to 200,000 users of a Grand Theft Auto fan site have had their personal details exposed online after the website’s online forum was breached by hackers last month by exploiting security flaws in a piece of software called vBulletin.

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Teen hacker shut down 444 school websites to ‘remind teachers they are incompetent’

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Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. A teenager in Japan has been charged with obstruction of justice for having launched DDoS attacks on 444 school websites. On 11 May, police in Osaka filed charges against a […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

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RAND PAUL PROMISES TO SHUT DOWN NSA DATA CENTER IF HE BECOMES PRESIDENT

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Republican Senator Rand Paul has been one of the few vocal critics of the U.S. government’s spying programs. He’s the only presidential candidate that has made NSA spying a central topic of their campaign. NSA spying is so important to Rand that he’s promised to shut down the NSA data center if he becomes president. After he stops the indiscriminate collection of Americans’ data, he’ll convert the data center into a “Constitutional Center” where the Fourth Amendment will be studied. “I’m on my way to the airport, but we decided to stop by the NSA facility in Utah. When I become President, we’ll convert it into a Constitutional Center to study the Fourth Amendment! Bulk data collection must end!” Questions of whether the spying programs were unconstitutional have been swirling since 2013 when Edward Snowden made details about the programs public. Snowden is the NSA contractor who copied large amounts of classified documents onto a thumbdrive and leaked the information to journalists. For those that are bothered by the NSA spying programs, Paul seems to be the only candidate that would work to stop it. For the Senator, it’s a major problem that affects virtually all Americans. Last year, Paul […]

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Here are all of the crazy illegal things for sale on the hacker forum the Feds just shut down

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On Wednesday, news broke the the Department of Justice dismantled the storied computer hacking forum Darkode and filed criminal charges against 12 people in the US who were allegedly associated with the website. Darkode, which has been around since 2007, was one of the few online marketplaces for English-speaking hackers (most others are in Russian). US attorney David J. Hickton described Darkode as “the most sophisticated English-speaking forum for criminal computer hackers in the world,” in the Department of Justice’s press release. Getting access to the website was a mini feat. Every user had to be vetted by another user, and also provide proof of their own hacking prowess. “Only those proposed for membership by an existing user could join, but not until they posted a resumé of the skills and achievements that could contribute to the criminal community. There was a hierarchical membership structure, and the status of users determined who they could communicate with, and their access to the commodities and services on offer,” wrote the UK’s National Crime Agency. But once users gained access to Darkode, they were given access to an insane cornucopia of hacking products. Journalist Brian Krebs was granted access, and kept a low profile for years on […]

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