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Cyberattacks inflict deep harm at technology-rich schools

Jul. 16, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

AVON, Conn. (AP) — Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system's network offline several times a day. There was no breach of sensitive data files, but the attacks in which somebody deliberately overwhelmed the Avon Public Schools system in Connecticut still proved costly. Classroom...

AP sources: US struck Iranian military computers this week

Jun. 22, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran's downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two...

Maryland official says Baltimore resisted help after hack

Jun. 14, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland information technology official says Baltimore leaders resisted accepting help from the state for about a week after the city's computer servers were hacked. The Baltimore Sun reports it obtained a transcript from a May 22 cybersecurity meeting where Maryland Chief Information...

Officials probe Baltimore cyberattack, claim of leaked files

Jun. 5, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore and federal authorities are investigating whether documents posted online are connected to a ransomware attack that has hobbled the city's computer network. A mayor's office spokesman, Lester Davis, tells The Baltimore Sun that there's currently no evidence personal...

Baltimore recovers from ransomware slowly to ensure security

May. 23, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An official with Baltimore mayor's office says the city's IT team is restoring computer systems slowly to ensure their security after a crippling ransomware attack. The Baltimore Sun reports deputy chief of staff Sheryl Goldstein says the IT team has been split into two groups to help the...