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Dallas Police Struggling with Evidence Access Because of Ransomware Attack
The ransomware attack initiated by the group Royal on the city of Dallas has stretched into a third week, downing several departments. The city has said it could take weeks or months until services are fully restored.
May 19, 2023
Dallas Police “Significantly Impacted” by Ransomware Attack
A police spokesperson said 911 calls are still going through despite the loss of the computer-aided dispatch system. The information is handwritten, then dispatched over the radio.
May 4, 2023
The Cyber Threat to Public Safety
Some people will attack your network for money, some for ideology, and you don’t want make it easy for them.
April 13, 2023
U.S. Marshals Service Hit by Ransomware Attack, Security Breach
"The affected system contains law enforcement sensitive information, including returns from legal process, administrative information and personally identifiable information pertaining to subjects of USMS investigations, third parties and certain USMS employees," USMS spokesman Drew J. Wade announced in a statement.
February 28, 2023
Long Island Agency Asks NYPD for Help After Cyber Attack Cripples 911 Center
The NYPD is providing five additional call operators per tour to help handle the volume of calls. Once a call is received, instead of inputting the incident into a computer, the calls are made to dispatch officers.
September 22, 2022
FBI Recovers Much of Colonial Pipeline Ransom
According to blockchain analytics firm Elliptic, the seized funds represented the bulk of the DarkSide affiliate’s share of the ransom paid out by Colonial.
June 8, 2021
Russian Cybercriminals Releases Personal Information of Some DC Officers
The Babuk group said on its website late Monday that it would release “all the data” it stole from the Washington police department if it did not “raise the price.”
May 12, 2021
DC Police Hit by Russian Ransomware Attack
The Babuk group, a relatively new ransomware gang, said on its website that it had "downloaded a sufficient amount of information from your internal networks" and gave the police three days to contact it or "we will start to contact gangs in order to drain the informants."
April 27, 2021
Florida Police Department Hit with Ransomware Cyber Attack
The North Miami Beach Police Department was hit with a ransomware cyber attack and has been told that it must pay millions of dollars to regain access to critical information that has now been locked down.
February 11, 2020
FL City Targeted by Hackers Pays $600K Ransom
The Riviera Beach attack began on May 29 after a police department employee opened an infected email attachment.
June 21, 2019
POLICE Webinar Focuses on Body Camera Data Storage Solutions
In the June 20 Webinar, Derrington will discuss the challenge of storing video data, finding a fluid storage solution that can accommodate increasing amounts of video, and the security of stored data.
June 18, 2019
The Challenge of Cryptocurrencies
A decade ago cryptocurrencies were nothing more than curiosities for computer geeks. Now they are going legitimate, but despite all of the moves toward legitimacy, cryptocurrencies remain the favored money for criminal activity online.
September 4, 2018
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