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Who is Responsible for Internet Architecture Security?

Much of the cybersecurity policy debate in Washington, D.C., tends to focus on the IT systems, networks and devices used by agencies, organizations and consumers. However, the underlying architecture that powers such tools is also increasingly under threat, as a number of high-profile attacks against internet infrastructure in recent years have demonstrated.

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– fcw.com
: FCW: Who defends the Internet?

US Treasury Sanctions North Korean Hackers.

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has placed three North Korean hacking groups on a sanctions list. OFAC says the groups are controlled by North Korea’s government, and that one of them is responsible for the 2017 WannaCry attack and the 2014 attack against Sony Pictures. The sanctions will make it easier for OFAC to seize any of the groups’ assets that are in US financial institutions.
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home.treasury.gov: Treasury: Treasury Sanctions North Korean State-Sponsored Malicious Cyber Groups

Connecticut School District Hit with Second Ransomware Attack

Wolcott Public Schools is recovering from yet another ransomware attack. The Western Connecticut school district was hit with a ransomware attack in June of this year. The attackers demanded a ransom of $12,000; it has not been paid. When suspicious activity was noted on September 4, the school district shut down its entire system as a precautionary measure.
Read more in:
– edscoop.com
:Edscoop: Wolcott, Conn., school district hit by second ransomware attack

Baltimore Lost Data in Ransomware Attack

Baltimore’s city auditor said that, due to the ransomware attack that hit city systems in May of this year, the city’s information technology department lost performance data, which was stored locally and was not backed up. This is the first admission of lost data related to this attack.

Read more in:
– www.baltimoresun.com
:Baltimore Sun: Baltimore acknowledges for first time that data was destroyed in ransomware attack

US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposed Rule Would Require Consumers to Click on Links from Unfamiliar eMail Addresses

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