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Former Brownsville fire chief found not guilty on security breach charges

Martha Ibarra reports an update to a case previously reported on this site: Carlos Elizondo, Brownsville’s former fire chief, has been found not guilty on six counts of computer security breach. In October of 2017, Carlos Elizondo was suspended after he was accused of assessing the emergency reporting system for Brownsville fire without consent....

Schumer calls for federal response to school cyberattacks

Justin Murphy reports: Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., called on Congress and the FBI on Wednesday to help school districts and other local government bodies threatened by increasingly common and sophisticated cyberattacks. The issue has put school districts across New York on guard, particularly after the Syracuse City School District was hit with ransomware this year. The district paid a...

Ramsey County data breach may have affected nearly 118,000 people

Shannon Prather reports: Nearly 118,000 people who receive Ramsey County services may have had some personal or health information compromised when hackers breached the county’s e-mail system in August 2018. County officials had initially said more than 500 people were affected last winter, but officials dramatically increased that number Tuesday after hiring an outside...

Recidivist Hacker Sentenced for Violating Supervised Release Conditions

Cape Cod Today staff report: A New Bedford man was sentenced yesterday for violating conditions of his supervised release by engaging in another cybercrime after being released from federal custody after two prior convictions. Cameron Lacroix, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Mark L. Wolf to 15 months in prison, to...