In change, Army to allow file downloads for Army 365 email on personal devices

Davis Winkie reports: After months of soldiers complaining that security features on the Army’s new email platform were preventing them from doing basic tasks, the Army’s top IT official announced a change to the Army 365 download policy in a Monday LinkedIn post. Army Times previously reported the frustration that some soldiers were experiencing because the new...

School’s out as cyberattack forces Albuquerque Public Schools to cancel classes

Olivier Uytterbrouck and Jessica Dyer report: A cyberattack against Albuquerque Public Schools prompted the state’s largest district to cancel all classes districtwide on Thursday and possibly Friday. APS Superintendent Scott Elder said the attack was discovered Wednesday morning “when teachers tried to log onto our student information system and were unable to gain access...

The RIPTA Data Breach May Provide Valuable Lessons About Data Collection and Retention

Joseph J. Lazzarotti of JacksonLewis writes: Efforts to secure systems and data from a cyberattack often focus on measures such as multifactor authentication (MFA), endpoint monitoring solutions, antivirus protections, and role-based access management controls, and for good reason. But there is a basic principle of data protection that when applied across an organization can...

Hacking group accidentally infects itself with Remote Access Trojan horse

Over in the here’s-a-teeny-tiny-violin-for-you department, Graham Cluley writes: Patchwork, an Indian hacking group also known by such bizarre names as Hangover Group, Dropping Elephant, Chinastrats, and Monsoon, has proven the old adage that to err is human, but to really cock things up you need to be a cybercriminal. The hackers, who have become...