FL: Lee County hit with cybersecurity attack

Briana Harvath reports: Lee County manager Roger Desjarlais held a news conference concerning a cybersecurity breach Friday afternoon. There has been a cyberattack on the Lee County system. The incident is being actively investigated. The county technology experts are fully engaged in resolving the issue. In reaction to this incident, the county has temporarily...

Hackers hit Travis Central Appraisal District website

Paul Thompson reports: The Travis Central Appraisal District has been malfunctioning for about a week after it was hit by a cyberattack on Sept. 11. The agency on Sept. 19 confirmed the attack. Chief Appraiser Marya Crigler said in a statement its computer systems were attacked at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 11. The attack...

New evasive spear phishing attacks bypass email security measures

Katie Donegan reports: Attackers are playing the long game. Their newest phishing adaption is a product of monthslong intelligence gathering and social engineering — and it’s already being put into action. Dubbed evasive spear phishing, this new category of email security threat was discovered by investigating more than 25 million email attachments. Detailed in...