Government Sector

Hackers target Macon County Circuit Clerk website

Kennedy Nolen reports:  The Macon County Circuit Clerk’s website is working again after being disabled and replaced by a screen saying it had been hacked. The web page showed an image of an anonymous mask with the Iranian flag and read, “Hacked by Iranian Hackers. Hacked by Mamad Warning. We are always closer to...

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Hits at Least 20 Local Governments In Texas

Trey Shaar reports: A coordinated ransomware attack has affected at least 20 local government entities in Texas, the Texas Department of Information Resources said. It would not release information about which local governments have been affected. The department said the Texas Division of Emergency Management is coordinating support from other state agencies through the Texas...

Public Transport Victoria in breach of Privacy Act after re-identifiable data on over 15m myki cards released

Asha Barbaschow reports: Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has been found in breach of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDP Act) by the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) for releasing data that exposed the travel history of 15,184,336 myki cards. The myki dataset contained a record of “touch on” and “touch...