Tyler Technologies Paid Ransomware Gang For Decryption Key

Tyler Technologies has paid a ransom for a decryption key to recover files encrypted in a recent ransomware attack. Tyler Technologies states that they are the largest software company in North America devoted to the public sector, with over $1.2 billion in revenue for 2020 and 5,500 employees.

Call For Big Tech To Bake Backdoors Into Everything

Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work

It has been reported that the nations of the Five Eyes security alliance – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the USA and the UK – plus Japan and India, have called on technology companies to design their products so they offer access to encrypted messages and content. A joint “International Statement” issued yesterday frames the issue as a matter of public safety.

Georgia DHS Data On Kids & Families Exposed In Cyberattack – Expert Comments

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) notified the public of a recent cyberattack in which bad actors gained unauthorized access to employee email accounts that revealed the PII and PHI of children and adults involved in Child Protective Services (CPS) cases of the DHS Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS). A data privacy and security […]

Comment: Watchdog Urges More Action To Protect Planes From Hackers

According to reports, the agency said the Federal Aviation Administration has not developed a training program for cybersecurity or test airplane computer systems that could be vulnerable to attack. The GAO said that without improvements, “FAA may not be able to ensure sufficient oversight to guard against evolving avionics cybersecurity risks. The GAO recommends that FAA […]

Stolen Footage From 50,000 Hacked Singapore Home Cameras Sold On Porn Sites

Hackers Watch Child over Camera Monitor

As reported by The Independent, at least 50,000 home security cameras have been hacked with personal footage being stolen and shared online. A report on AsiaOne shared that the rather large amount of stolen footage was uploaded onto pornographic sites, tagging many of the videos as being specifically from Singapore. The videos are said to be […]

Cybersecurity Experts Reacted On Hackney Council Cyber Attack

Media outlets are reporting that Hackney Council in London has been the target of a serious cyberattack, which is affecting many of its services and IT systems. This is the latest attack to hit a UK local council in recent months – in February Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council said it had been hit by a […]