Security News

City of Chicago Hit by Data Breach at Law Firm Jones Day
2021-05-10 11:06

The city of Chicago on Friday said that employee emails were compromised in a Jones Day data breach involving Accellion's FTA file sharing service. On Friday, the city of Chicago revealed that some employee emails that were given to Jones Day "As part of an independent inquiry being conducted by the firm" were compromised in the incident.

Hacker Closing Out Prison Sentence in Chicago Halfway House
2020-11-20 13:17

Computer hacker Jeremy Hammond, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for breaking into computer systems of security firms and law-enforcement agencies, will serve out the remainder of his term in a Chicago halfway house, a U.S. Bureau of Prison spokesman said Wednesday. The FBI arrested Hammond, who prosecutors called a hacking "Recidivist," during a 2012 raid on his Chicago home after getting the cooperation of Hector Xavier Monsegur, a hacker who helped law enforcement infiltrate the hacking movement "Anonymous," which led to the conviction of eight hackers.

Hacked Websites, Hate Speech Hit Suburban Chicago Schools
2020-11-16 13:59

Students at two suburban Chicago school districts were exposed to hate speech and lewd material this week after hackers apparently infiltrated both districts' websites, school officials said. Police were investigating Wednesday's incidents that targeted the Maine Township High School District 207 and Niles Township High School District 219 - both of which have ethnically and racially diverse student populations, the Pioneer Press suburban newspaper group reported.

Preview: ISMG's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Chicago
2018-06-22 13:33

Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: A preview of next week's Fraud and Breach Summit in Chicago, which will feature keynoter Brett Johnson, a former cybercriminal who now...

Preview: ISMG's Fraud and Breach Summit in Chicago
2018-06-22 12:03

Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: A preview of next week's Fraud and Breach Summit in Chicago, which will feature keynoter Brett Johnson, a former cybercriminal who now...

Vendor Exposes Backup of Chicago Voter Roll via AWS Bucket (Threatpost)
2017-08-18 17:55

Voter registration data belonging to the entirety of Chicago’s electoral roll—1.8 million records—was found a week ago in an Amazon Web Services bucket.