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Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, Affects Police Operations

Because of a ransomware attack, the Atlanta Municipal Court has been unable to validate warrants. Police officers have been writing reports by hand. The city has stopped taking employment applications.

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IWCE 2018 to Host Communications Technology Professionals at Comprehensive Education Program

International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has announced its 2018 conference program, which is tailored to critical communications technology professionals who want to receive the latest developments, trends and technology in wireless communications.

Combating Fake Charities

Scammers come out of the woodwork after disasters, and it's our job to stop them.

Fighting Cybercrime at the Local Level

Computer criminals can be anywhere in the world, but the victims are here, so American law enforcement has to investigate and respond. Unfortunately, most agencies don't have the tools or know-how to do so. 

Trump to Nominate Kelly's White House Deputy as DHS Secretary

The White House announced on Wednesday that President Donald Trump will nominate cybersecurity expert Kirstjen Nielsen to run the Department of Homeland Security.

Inside the Antifa Movement

The anti-fascist movement sounds like it only targets white supremacy hate groups like the Klan and neo-Nazis, but this anarchist group has and will attack law enforcement officers and people with opposing political ideologies.

Virginia State Police Shut Down E-mail to Thwart Malware Attack

The Virginia State Police shut down its email system on Wednesday night to strengthen its defense against a sophisticated new form of malware that infected the law enforcement agency’s network at the end of last week.

Texas Detective Says Nation's Police Need More Cybercrime Investigation Training

This must change. All policing — even a fair amount of cyberpolicing — is local. Many of the cybercrimes that hit people in the wallet aren’t complex, cross-jurisdictional hacks by Ukrainian ninjas. Instead, Internet-enabled cons like card-skimming, business email compromise, tax-return refund fraud and electronic fund transfer fraud often begin and end locally. The perpetrators are frequently small-time crooks known to the cops for other types of crime.

Former Journalist Jailed Over Threats to Jewish Institutions Nationwide

A former journalist fired for making up details in his stories is behind at least eight of the scores of threats made against Jewish institutions nationwide, federal officials said Friday.

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Arkansas Sheriff's Department Hit With 'Ransomware' Pays Hackers

Klatt stressed that no data was stolen and it all remained on the system. But the encryption meant no one could use it unless the ransom was paid. The hackers demanded three "bitcoin," the value of which that day was about $2,440.

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