Ransomware caused outages at RPS 205, could last days

WFIR in Illinois reports that Rockford Public Schools Dist. 205 suffered a ransomware attack that caused the widespread outages that began Friday. The district is not sharing details about what type of ransomware or how much ransom was demanded — and whether they have paid it. But schools remain open while the district continues...

LinkedIn Can’t Block Analytics Company From Scraping Profiles

Wendy Davis reports: LinkedIn can’t rely on a 33-year-old anti-hacking law to prevent prevent the analytics firm HiQ Labs from mining data, a federal appellate court ruled Monday. The ruling, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, leaves in place an injunction that requires LinkedIn to allow publicly available...