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Public Sector Mega-Vendor Tyler Technologies Says It Was Hacked

Tyler Technologies, the U.S.’s largest provider of software and services to the public sector said on Wednesday that it was hacked by unknown assailants, who gained “unauthorized access” to the company’s IT and phone systems. Tyler, which sells software that supports a wide range of public sector functions such as permitting, inspections, 311 systems and utility billing said that it has hired independent IT experts to investigate the incident. The company’s MUNIS ERP (enterprise resource planning) technology is widely used by local governments across the U.S. “We are treating this matter with the highest priority and working with independent IT experts to conduct a thorough investigation and response,” wrote Matt Bieri, the company’s Chief Information Officer in an email obtained by The Security Ledger. Tyler is also working with law enforcement. The company’s web page displayed a message saying it was “temporarily unavailable” Wednesday evening. In the email message to […]

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As Election Day Nears, Kremlin Leans on Hackers-for-Hire

The DOJ indicted a Russian national for his role in a campaign to undermine the U.S. election…and mine some cryptocurrency along the way. It is the latest evidence of Russia’s willingness to use cyber criminals to conduct state-sponsored espionage.

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Spotlight Podcast: Taking a Risk-Based Approach to Election Security

In this Spotlight Podcast, sponsored by RSA, we take on the question of securing the 2020 Presidential election. Given the magnitude of the problem, could taking a more risk-based approach to security pay off? We’re joined by two information security professionals: Rob Carey is the Vice President and General Manager of Global Public Sector Solutions at RSA. Also joining us: Sam Curry, the CSO of Cybereason.

Report: China Rides Cyber Attacks to Superpower Status

China has used offensive cyber capabilities to propel domestic industry and suppress opposition at home and abroad. As China seeks independence from Western interests, the role of cyber is likely to increase, a report from IntSights finds.

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China Attacks Surge as Cyber Criminals Capitalize on COVID-19

COVID-19 has created a perfect storm for cybercriminals and nation-state hackers from China and elsewhere, according to research released Tuesday from VMWare and Carbon Black.