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IL: Cyberattack costs City of Quincy $650,000

J. Robert Gough reports: Quincy Mayor Mike Troup said the city has spent about $150,000 on outside consultants and $500,000 for an encryption key to regain access to the city’s information services systems. In other words, $500,000 in ransomware. In a news conference Tuesday morning, Troup gave a timeline of events that have taken...

Hacker Steals Database of Hundreds of Verizon Employees

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reports: A hacker has obtained a database that includes the full name, email address, corporate ID numbers, and phone number of hundreds of Verizon employees. …. The hacker contacted Motherboard last week to share the information. The anonymous hacker said they obtained the data by convincing a Verizon employee to give them...

Criminals using deed fraud, identity theft to steal homes

Morgan Loew, Cody Lillich, Gilbert Zermeño and Gray News staff report: Debi Gotlieb knew something was wrong when she could not find her late father’s home on the county assessor’s webpage. The property was tied up in probate and should have been listed as owned by her father, Jerry Gotlieb, who died in March...

Iran nuclear files Mossad seized in 2018 included stolen IAEA records – WSJ

The Jerusalem Post reports: Iranian nuclear documents seized by the Mossad in 2018 included secret records from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran had accessed and used to create cover stories to hide parts of its nuclear program, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Middle East intelligence officials told the WSJ that the IAEA documents, marked...