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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.

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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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ransomware Attack on Atlanta Police Destroyed Video Evidence

More than 140 separate applications were totally or partially disabled by the attack, said Daphne Rackley who heads Atlanta's IT department. About 30% of the affected programs were "mission critical" as they were used by either the police or its courts.

How Cities Should Handle Ransomware Attacks

In Atlanta, hackers demanded $51,000 in the cryptocurrency bitcoin. City officials declined to say whether they made the payments. Baltimore officials didn’t release details on the ransom amount.

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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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