cyber-security

Pennsylvania court system websites targeted by online attack

BY: - February 5, 2024

According to a statement by the AOPC, the denial of service attack is affecting PACFile; PAePay, and the Guardianship Tracking System

State Rep. Valerie Gaydos, R-Allegheny, co-sponsored the legislation.

Wolf OKs bill for Pa. National Guard to provide cybersecurity training to local governments

BY: - July 12, 2022

Malware is reportedly the leading front of asymmetrical warfare.

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Local governments are attractive targets for hackers and they’re ill-prepared | Analysis

BY: - March 30, 2022

The goal is not necessarily financial reward but disrupting society at the local level.

States, including Pa., weigh bans on ransomware payoffs

BY: - July 26, 2021

Some cybersecurity specialists say lawmakers should pump more money into helping state and local governments strengthen their systems rather than banning ransom payments.

As cyber threats loom, state officials aim to boost defenses

BY: - February 3, 2021

Just last week, the House State Government Committee tabled HB 40, a bill introduced by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, that would have established IT governance and oversight, including an Office of Information Technology (OIT) at the state level.  

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America Must Respond To This Cyber-Pearl Harbor Attack | John A. Tures

BY: - December 22, 2020

Earlier in December, the CyberSecurity Firm FireEye was hacked. In assessing the damage, the company discovered that hackers had penetrated software from the Texas-based SolarWinds Corporation, used by a number of government agencies.  

Pa. schools, unemployment recipients the victims of data breaches, scams

BY: - July 5, 2020

A new report found Pennsylvania ranks 10th in most data breaches at K-12 schools and fourth place for the most data breaches at post-secondary schools.

Officials vigilant as cybercriminals seek profit in coronavirus

BY: - March 16, 2020

Officials are warning people to be on the lookout for cybercriminals looking to use the COVID-19 crisis to their advantage.