Hacker Angered By Yanez Acquittal Claims Attack On StateA hacker upset about last week's acquittal of a Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black motorist claims to have stolen hundreds of email addresses from a state database.
Amid Ransomware Scare, Officials Vigilant For Signs Of Cyber AttackIt appears that the vicious cyber-attack launched Friday is showing signs of slowing its spread, but not until the ransomware, identified at "Wannacry," affected an estimated 300,000 computers in 150 countries.
Cyber Attack Halts State Assessment Testing AgainIt was an all-too-familiar situation for the Minnesota Department of Education Wednesday. The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education says science assessment testing was suspended due to a cyber attack.
Minnesota IT Officials Stay Ever-Watchful Of Hacking ThreatWith an ever-growing trove of sensitive information to safeguard, state officials have taken last year's string of high-profile hacks into major companies to heart. Minnesota's network holds the same kinds of personal information unleashed by hackers at Target, Home Depot and other retailers — and then some.
Good Question: How Often Do Hackers Get Caught?The White House said Thursday it believes "a sophisticated actor" with "malicious intent" was behind the Sony hack. But a White House spokesman said it won't blame North Korea. Over the past few years, there have been several high-profile cyber crimes against large companies, including Target and Home Depot, that have resulted in little, if no, consequences for the criminals.
'The Nerdery' Hosts Cyber-Security Conference In BloomingtonIt's estimated that more than a 1,000 U.S. businesses have been hit by a cyber attack -- and don't even know it. That's according to the U.S. Secret Service. Such attacks that have hit Target and Supervalu were the inspiration behind a security conference in Bloomington Saturday.