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Mobile phishing against government surged with pandemic telework

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One out of 13 state and local government workers experienced a mobile phishing attempt in 2020, according to new research from security firm Lookout.

Maine's recent phishing attack could have been 'far more serious'

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State officials determined that no data was compromised during a phishing attack that hit three state agencies on Wednesday, including the bureau that oversees elections.

Phishing campaign spoofs local-government websites to rip off small businesses

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A hacker has been building phony versions of websites including those of San Mateo, California; Tampa, Florida; North Las Vegas; and Dallas County, Texas.

Phishing incident gets Oregon.gov emails blacklisted by Microsoft, again

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It's at least the third time in 12 months that a phishing attack has dinged the state's email reputation score.

Phishing incident gets Oregon.gov blacklisted by Microsoft email services

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State employees are no longer able to correspond with residents who are using several popular email services.

Idaho state government hacked twice in three days

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Damage was minimal, but the attacks underscore a repeated call from the governor for increased cybersecurity awareness and training throughout the state.

Minnesota unveils 5-year plan to improve cybersecurity

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The state's IT commissioner warns that more comprehensive protections are needed as attackers grow "more sophisticated, more skilled, more organized, and more professional."

Harris County issues $888K payment to scammer

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Though officials caught the mistake and canceled payment before it was too late, the incident has led the Texas county to a thorough review of its security policies.

After snubbing ransomware attackers, Mecklenburg County rebuilds

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After refusing to pay a 3,000 ransom, the county reports it is turning to old-fashioned paper accounting while it pieces its data back together.

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