Tag Archives: Cyber Security/Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity 202: Unemployment claims are the latest target for coronavirus fraudsters

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. The U.S. Secret Service is warning about hundreds of millions of dollars being paid in phony claims. […]
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Feds Suspect Vast Fraud Network Is Targeting U.S. Unemployment Systems

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Audit: Oregon State Police Lack ‘Basic Cybersecurity Safeguards’

A recent audit shows that Oregon State Police lack “basic cybersecurity safeguards” and have frequently failed to secure their devices, network and data due to lack of proper staffing and resources. The report from the Oregon Secretary of State’s auditing division was published last week and recommends that the agency take “immediate action” to address […]
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Audit finds Oregon State Police ‘lacks basic cybersecurity safeguards’

The Oregon State Police “lacks basic cybersecurity safeguards” according to an audit report released today by the Oregon secretary of state. “The security of Oregon’s criminal justice data is a serious issue,” said Secretary of State Bev Clarno. “OSP should take immediate action to address the findings outlined in this report.” Source: Audit finds Oregon […]
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Hospital Hackers Seize Upon Coronavirus Pandemic

Read Stateline coverage of the latest state action on coronavirus. “We have become easy targets.” In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, staffers at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District in Illinois got an unwelcome surprise when they arrived at work one morning last month: Cybercriminals had hijacked their computer network and were holding it hostage. The hackers […]
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Oregon DHS notifies public of data breach

The Oregon Department of Human Services announced Friday that it uncovered a “phishing” incident on March 6 that affected one staff member’s e-mail. “The Department of Human Services takes the privacy and confidentiality of employee and client information seriously,” the agency said. “Established information technology security processes enabled the agency to detect and contain the […]
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Tillamook County pays $300,000 for cyberattack ransom

Tillamook County officials revealed that a $300,000 ransom was paid to regain data access after a January cyberattack. The ransom amount was disclosed during the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday. Source: Tillamook County pays $300,000 for cyberattack ransom | News | dailyastorian.com

Cyberattack takes down Tillamook County’s computers, phones, website

Tillamook County on the Oregon coast was struggling Thursday to get its computer and telephone systems running again after it was hit by a cyberattack. Source: Cyberattack takes down Tillamook County’s computers, phones, website – oregonlive.com

Eugene-Springfield have dodged cyber attacks so far, but threats are on the rise across the country

Though they’re relatively small cities, Eugene and Springfield may soon have the kind of worldwide visibility which could make them a target for cyber attacks. When government computers in North Bend seized up in late 2018, whoever jammed the systems demanded $50,000 to restore access to computers and databases the coastal town needed to process […]
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Editorial: State needs to be more open about data breaches

Keeping your personal information private is, well, a losing battle. Companies can track your cellphone location even if you think you have blocked tracking. Companies can track locations you visit on the internet. And companies frequently say they value the trust you put in them with your personal information, though they may share it with […]
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