For weeks this spring, hackers forced officials to shut down Alaska’s Courtview system, making state court records inaccessible to attorneys, people charged with crimes, and residents seeking to run background checks on their prospective dates or tenants.
LISTEN: What you need to know as cyber attackers target Alaska
Alaskans have been affected by cyberattacks in various ways, whether it’s leaked private information from the Permanent Fund dividend program or the shutdown of online court or health department services.
Alaska chief justice calls for computer security upgrade
In his State of the Judiciary address, Chief Justice Joel Bolger said an incident in Nome shows the state needs to do more to prevent privacy breaches.
Cyber aggression takes a back seat to other presidential campaign issues
The White House says it plans to retaliate against Russia for cyberattacks. Cybersecurity has been a constant issue on the campaign trail. No candidate professes to have expertise in this policy area.
Password Security Is So Bad, President Obama Weighs In
In unveiling a sweeping plan to fund and revamp cybersecurity, the president asks citizens to consider using extra layers of security besides the password.
The Black Market For Stolen Health Care Data
The U.S. is moving to digitize health care with electronic medical records, Web portals and mobile apps. But as medical data goes online, it is becoming a hot commodity for hackers.