Louisiana OMV offices to remain closed Thursday morning

 KPLC TV reports that the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles remains closed this morning following Monday’s ransomware attack. Yesterday, KPLC posted a list of all of the state offices that had been impacted by the attack: Office of Motor Vehicles Around 79 OMV offices went offline Monday due to the ransomware attacks and ceased...

MO: Saint Francis Healthcare announces ransomware incident involving Ferguson Medical Group; not all records recovered

Updated Nov. 21:  This incident has just been posted on HHS’s public breach tool as impacting 107,054 patients. Original Post: Marsha Heller of KAIT 8 reports that Saint Francis Healthcare System announced that Ferguson Medical Group (FMG) in Sikeston, Mo. was hit with a ransomware attack on September 20th. The following is the notice...

Akron man sentenced to six years in prison for launching denial of service attacks that shut down web sites for the city of Akron and the Akron Police Department

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, an update on a previously disclosed prosecution: An Akron man was sentenced to six years in prison for launching denial of service attacks that shut down web sites for the city of Akron and the Akron Police Department. James Robinson, 33, previously pleaded...

Physical and cyber threats collide in data theft incidents at N.J. businesses

Joel Griffin reports: For years, cybersecurity experts have warned about the lengths that criminals will go to in gaining access to the network of their intended victim, including exploiting flaws in an organization’s physical security program to achieve their goals. Some security practitioners brushed aside these concerns convinced that these so-called “hackers,” often portrayed...