Affects

Ransomware affects Spartanburg One school district network

GABRIELLE: SPARTANBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT ONE OFFICIALS SAY RANSOMWARE CAUSED THE DISTRICT TO RECENTLY HAVE NETWORK CONNECTIVITY ISSUES, THAT IS ACCORDING TO SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY, WHILE THE RANSOMWARE CAUSED NETWORK ISSUES, THERE WAS NO BREACH OF ANY PERSONAL O

Computer network issues at Spartanburg County School District One due to ransomware

No breach of personal or financial information


Spartanburg School District One has recently experienced network connectivity issues, which were a result of ransomware, according to district spokeswoman Sandra Williams. Williams said while the ransomware caused network issues, there was no breach of any personal or financial information.”The district has been working diligently with cybersecurity experts to determine the origin of the ransomware and reinforce existing security measures,” Williams said. “In an effort to decrease cyber vulnerability, the district is reviewing all aspects of our network to ensure that this does not happen again.

Read More

How Changing Technology Affects Security

Security is a tradeoff, a balancing act between attacker and defender. Unfortunately, that balance is never static. Changes in technology affect both sides. Society uses new technologies to decrease what I call the scope of defection — what attackers can get away with — and attackers use new technologies to increase it. What’s interesting is the difference between how the two groups incorporate new technologies.

Changes in security systems can be slow. Society has to implement any new security technology as a group, which implies agreement and coordination and — in some instances — a lengthy bureaucratic procurement process. Meanwhile, an attacker can just use the new technology. For example, at the end of the horse-and-buggy era, it was easier for a bank robber to use his new motorcar as a getaway vehicle than it was for a town’s police department to decide it needed a police car, get the

Read More