IL: Rockford Public Schools release details about ‘ransomware’ attack

WTVO reports: On Wednesday, Rockford Public Schools shared details about a devastating cyber attack the district suffered in September. The district continues to recover from the ransomware attack, a computer-based attack in which hackers install software on a remote computer system that encrypts files so the owners cannot access them without paying a ransom....

Pangilinan raises anew risks of espionage, breach of data privacy on entry of China-owned telco

Mario Casayuran reports: Minority Senator Francis N. Pangilinan raised on Wednesday espionage and data privacy questions on the entry of third telecommunications company (telco), Dito Telecommunity Corporation, a consortium which includes a China-owned company, into the Philippine communications industry after it was a given a tentative agreement to install towers inside Philippine military camps....