The unanimously approved bill will implement a “de facto ban” where local police departments will need approval from the General Assembly before use and they will need to maintain full control of the technology.
By Jonathan Edwards, The Virginian-Pilot | February 26, 2021
Cyberattacks increased 214 percent globally in 2020, compared to the year prior, according to a new report. Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and Vietnam were the major sources of attacks against the health-care sector.
An October cyberattack on Chatham County’s computer network tried to extort $2.4 million, but the North Carolina county refused to pay. An investigation found the hackers posted personal data for sale on the “dark Web.”
By Tammy Grubb, The Herald-Sun | February 17, 2021
Several major hospital systems across the country will aggregate the data and make it available to researchers, other health-care companies through an app, called Truveta. Many have legal and privacy concerns, however.
By Heidi Groover, The Seattle Times | February 12, 2021
Washington state has been the victim of massive unemployment fraud and a data breach that exposed 1 million people’s personal data. Lawmakers want to improve cybersecurity and data sharing to prevent future cyberattacks.
By Laurel Demkovich, The Spokesman-Review | February 11, 2021
A cyberattack on Oldsmar’s treatment system tried to increase the amount of lye in the water, but it was caught before damage was done. The county has disabled remote access to the system and is investigating the attack.