Cyber threats

No ‘specific or credible’ cyber threats affected integrity of midterms, CISA says

Despite “a handful” of DDoS attacks targeting state and local election websites and some technical glitches affecting voting equipment, CISA says it saw “no activity” that should undermine faith in the results of the midterm elections.

Russia linked to nearly 75% of late 2021 ransomware attacks, per analysis

The analyzed ransomware variants—from July to December 2021—amounted to millions of dollars in damages.

State and local agencies buying banned Chinese equipment, report finds

Chinese-made smartphones, surveillance cameras, temperature scanners, handheld radios and networking equipment have been deployed in government offices, transit systems, schools, hospitals and prisons.