Louisiana continues its recovery from the ransomware attack it sustained Monday. Many services have been restored, but all seventy-nine of the state's Office of Motor Vehicle (OMV) locations remained closed throughout Tuesday, despite earlier estimates that they would reopen by midday. The delay is due to the fact that all of OMV's computers have to be reimaged, according to the Advocate. StateScoop says the attack involved the Ryuk ransomware. KPLC TV reports that the infestation originated with an "unauthorized download" on a state computer, which is no surprise at all.
Trustwave is tracking a spam campaign that uses a phony Windows update notification to distribute a malicious attachment that carries Cyborg ransomware. Cyborg, unfortunately, is easily used by anyone who gets a hold of the Cyborg Builder, which has been available on GitHub.
Hotel reservation company Gekko Group exposed terabytes of customer data in an unsecured Elasticsearch database, CNET reports.
Reuters has an account of the answers the US House Judiciary Committee has received so far in its antitrust inquiry into Big Tech. Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google were the companies who went under scrutiny.
Thomas Osadzinski, a computer science student at Chicago’s DePaul University, was arrested by the FBI and charged with writing code for ISIS. Specifically, according to ZDNet, he’s alleged to have been working on a Gentoo Linux distro intended to help the terrorist organization better handle their multimedia propaganda accounts. At least two of his online ISIS contacts turned out to be FBI, working under cover.