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From wargames to insurance: Cities urged to revisit resilience strategies amid ransomware “new reality”

From wargames to insurance: Cities urged to revisit resilience strategies amid ransomware “new reality”

A new report from Deloitte addresses whether to pay ransom, cyber-insurance, skills and more.

New Orleans cyber attack ‘triggered by phishing email’

New Orleans cyber attack ‘triggered by phishing email’

Reports suggest the ransomware attack has already cost New Orleans over $1 million and that the city will increase cyber-insurance coverage to $10 million in its wake.

New Orleans declares state of emergency amid cyber attack

New Orleans declares state of emergency amid cyber attack

The latest incident follows a new report which finds that the US was hit by an “unprecedented and unrelenting barrage” of ransomware attacks in 2019.

City of Johannesburg battles ransomware attack

City of Johannesburg battles ransomware attack

South Africa’s largest city shut down its website and billing systems as a precautionary measure after a group hacked into the municipal authority’s network system.

The rising threat and cost of ransomware to cities

The rising threat and cost of ransomware to cities

Emsisoft’s latest report reveals that 621 government entities, healthcare service providers, school districts, colleges and universities in the US have been affected by ransomware this year.

Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

As research finds ransomware attacks against governments on the rise, the US Conference of Mayors has passed a resolution calling on cities not to pay assailants after cyber-attacks.