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Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services Hack
2021-09-21 11:05

Apparently, a nation-state hacked Alaska's Department of Health and Social Services. Not sure why Alaska's Department of Health and Social Services is of any interest to a nation-state, but that's probably just my failure of imagination.

'Sophisticated Group' Behind Alaska Cyberattack, Agency Says
2021-08-06 09:15

A "Highly sophisticated group" known for cyberattacks against governmental and other entities is believed to be behind the attack this spring that targeted the Alaska health department, a spokesperson for the department said. Clinton Bennett, a department spokesperson, said a cybersecurity firm the department is working with had identified as responsible for the incident "a highly sophisticated group known to conduct complex cyberattacks against organizations that include state governments and health care entities." But Bennett, in an email, said the department will not comment on the group's identity, citing an ongoing investigation.

Alaska Health Department Website Targeted in Malware Attack
2021-05-20 13:54

The Alaska health department website was the target of a malware attack, officials said. A similar attack previously targeted the state's court system.

Alaska Courts Restore Email, Lack Answers on Cyber Attack
2021-05-12 11:40

The Alaska court system said Tuesday it had restored email capabilities nearly two weeks after a cybersecurity attack. The court system, in a statement, said it doesn't know who was behind the attack, why the court system was targeted or how long it will be before services are fully back online.

Alaska Court System Briefly Forced Offline Amid Cyber Threat
2021-05-03 19:07

The Alaska Court System has temporarily disconnected most of its operations from the internet after a cybersecurity threat on Saturday, including its website and removing the ability to look up court records. The threat blocked electronic court filings, disrupted online payments and prevented hearings from taking place by videoconference for several days, officials said.

Cyber Attack Forces Airline to Cancel Flights in Alaska
2019-12-23 08:52

RavnAir canceled at least a half-dozen flights in Alaska on Saturday — at the peak of holiday travel — following what the company described as “a malicious cyber attack” on its computer network....

Victim Count in Alaska Health Department Breach Soars
2019-01-23 21:48

2018 Breach Report Said 501 Affected, But Now Up to 700,000 Being NotifiedAlaska state authorities are reportedly notifying up to 700,000 individuals of a health department data breach that...

Juno this ain't right! Chinese hackers target Alaska
2018-08-16 20:11

Tsinghua University blamed for espionage attack An attack on US government facilities in Alaska has been traced back to China's Tsinghua University and a larger hacking effort.…

‘China’s MIT’ Linked to Espionage Campaign Against Alaska, Economic Partners
2018-08-16 17:06

The targets were scanned millions of times, and are all in some way linked to China's ongoing economic development activities, according to Recorded Future.