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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.

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NY Police Department and 911 Still Disrupted by Hackers

Officers are still unable to use their car computers to conduct background checks. Instead, the officers must use encrypted radio to contact state police or highway patrol for further information.

Using Deep Intelligence to Expose Domestic Extremism

Domestic extremists are an increasing and ongoing threat to public safety. By unmasking their identities and communications, law enforcement can discover plots and prevent attacks.

20 Years After 9/11: Police And Cyberterror

Cyberattacks are organized crime and a form of asymmetric warfare. American law enforcement at all levels is on the front lines protecting our homeland.

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.”

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."

Personal Information on Officers Being Leaked Online

The United States Department of Homeland Security has issued an unclassified intelligence document stating that personal information about police officers across the country is being leaked and shared online in the wake of the in-custody death of George Floyd in late May.

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.

Virginia Police Department Suffers Significant Data Breach

As many as 500 employees—both sworn and civilian—of the Fairfax County Police Department may have had their personal information stolen in a substantial security breach detected late last week.

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"Fitbit" Data Leads California Police to Possible Murder Suspect

Data obtained from a murdered woman's "Fitbit" activity tracker may have led police in California to the suspected murderer.

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