02 Apr 2021

Large Florida School District Hit by Ransomware Attack

A criminal gang hacked one of the largest school districts in the United States that encrypted district data. The gang demanded $40million in ransom, threatening to post student and employee personal information and erase the files from the school system server. The Broward County Public Schools district has stated they

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31 Mar 2021

Intel Sued Under Wiretapping Laws for Tracking User Activity on its Website

A class-action suit in Lake County, Florida, alleges that Intel unlawfully intercepted communications without user consent. The claim is backed by the usage of analytics technology on Intel’s company website. Intel capitalizes on session-replay software to capture the interactions of people visiting the corporate homepage, a violation of user rights.

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09 Feb 2021

Hacker Tries to Poison Water Supply of Florida Town

According to Oldsmar officials, a threat actor was able to remotely access the IT system of the town’s water treatment facility. The hacker raised the levels of sodium hydroxide in the water. The act could have been deadly if the lye was not quickly noticed and fixed. The attack happened

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22 Oct 2020

Voter Websites In California And Florida Could Be Vulnerable To Hacks, Report Finds

In July, the Department of Homeland Security allegedly received a report from two cybersecurity firms detailing a vulnerability in the online voter registration systems used by counties in California and Florida. The researchers warned that hackers could leverage an old flaw that allowed them to change voter registration files four

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03 Aug 2020

Authorities Arrest Alleged 17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’ Behind Twitter Hack

A 17-year-old teenager from Florida has been arrested in connection with a recent Twitter hack that targeted verified accounts and high profile individuals. The teen was allegedly the mastermind behind the attack, which raked in over $100,000 bitcoin in just one day. Two others have also been charged in connection

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21 Apr 2020

US Bans Church Website Selling COVID19 ‘Miracle’ Treatment

The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing (Genesis) was found to be in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act earlier this week, and they were ordered to shut down a website advertising a miracle cure for COVID-19, brain cancer, HIV/AIDS, and Alzheimer’s disease. Genesis was found

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11 Dec 2019

Pensacola Under Attack as Suspected Ransomware Strikes

Just hours after a suspected terrorist attack at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, that left three sailors dead, the city of Pensacola was hit with a suspected ransomware attack that took local services offline. Early Saturday morning, the city network was taken offline as ransomware affected government employees’

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16 Oct 2019

Florida Women’s Clinic Warns 520,000 Patients of Data Breach

In April of this year, North Florida OB-GYN, an organization providing specialized health care for women, suffered a cyberattack impacting the private data of 528,188 patients, the clinic announced this week. North Florida OB-GYN discovered the breach in early May, about a week after it happened, and launched an investigation

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19 Apr 2019

FBI suspects Russians hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county, Mueller report says

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election states that the FBI believes the Russian military intelligence agency (GRU) “gained access to the network of at least one Florida country government” in November of 2016. The GRU allegedly managed this feat by

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