Louisiana governor declares state emergency after local ransomware outbreak

ransomware attack state of Louisiana

Three school districts were hit by ransomware in North Louisiana last week. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has activated a statewide state of emergency in response to a wave of ransomware infections that have hit multiple school districts. The state of emergency will remain in place until August 21, or until the recovery process at Read More »

Hackers demand $2 million from Monroe College

Monroe College ransomware attack

Cybercriminals used ransomware to disable the technology systems at New York’s Monroe College, according to Inside Higher Ed. They locked Monroe students, faculty and staff members out of the college’s Learning Management System, Blackboard and email system, and are now demanding about $2 million in Bitcoins. Monroe officials are working with the FBI and local Read More »

Baltimore Robbinhood ransomware attack

Baltimore Robbinhood ransomware attack

The City of Baltimore was attacked with a very aggressive variant of the Robbinhood ransomware on May 8 for the second time in 14 months. Some city departments, including the police, inspector general’s office, and the city’s departments of transportation and public works reported problems with email and phone systems. While the attack didn’t affect Read More »