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Colorado says website restored day after Russia-linked DDoS attack

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Colorado.gov has been restored following a denial-of-service attack carried out by a Russian-speaking group that calls itself Killnet.

Russian hacking group targets state-government websites in DDoS campaign

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The pro-Russia hacking group Killnet launched a series of DDoS attacks against U.S. state government websites, temporarily disabling several.

Critical infrastructure threats raise new questions for state CISOs

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Several state CISOs said potential Russian cyber activity against critical infrastructure in the U.S. is stirring uncertainty.

New York State squashed 'uptick' in Russian cyber traffic, CIO says

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New York CIO Angelo Riddick said the Empire State is investing in new cybersecurity precautions and sharing with its local governments.

MS-ISAC gets $11 million boost from federal spending bill

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The cybersecurity support center for state and local governments plans to use the additional funds to expand its technical services.

TransparentBusiness founder offers $1 million for Putin's arrest

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Alex Konanykhin, a Russian expat who founded TransparentBusiness, said he wants the Russian president arrested as a war criminal over the invasion of Ukraine.

Three states affected in suspected Russian hack

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CISA said the breach of SolarWinds network software that's compromised several federal agencies also poses a "grave risk" to state and local governments.

Recent ransomware surge linked to Russian criminal group

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An executive at the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said a recent spike of incidents points to increased activity by a hacker group it calls Wizard Spider.

State IT and elections officials struggled to communicate, says Senate report on 2016 Russian hacking

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State IT agencies received alerts about threats against voting systems, but often did not share with election officials, the Senate Intelligence Committee said.

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