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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.

Learning from a cyber attack

Learning from a cyber attack

Smart Cities World’s regular blogger and data security expert, Colin Tankard of Digital Pathways, dissects the recent malware attack

The evils of the Internet of Things

The evils of the Internet of Things

Study finds information security programmes not keeping up with IoT & BYOD security threats

Ransomware attacks on the rise and costing businesses dear

Ransomware attacks on the rise and costing businesses dear

Organisations must prepare for even deadlier strains of the malware in the future which will be more pervasive and resilient, says Cisco