Security News

How Florida is bolstering election security after being targeted by Russian hackers
2018-10-17 12:42

Ahead of the 2018 midterms, Florida counties targeted by Russian phishing attacks are hardening their networks and increasing cybersecurity training for election officials.

Florida Man laundered money for Reveton ransomware. Then Microsoft hired him
2018-08-15 00:03

Former network engineer gets 18 months in the clink A former Microsoft network engineer will be spending a sojourn behind bars after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering.…

Florida Man Arrested in SIM Swap Conspiracy
2018-08-07 19:27

Police in Florida have arrested a 25-year-old man accused of being part of a multi-state cyber fraud ring that hijacked mobile phone numbers in online attacks that siphoned hundreds of thousands...

Florida skips gun background checks for a year after employee forgets login
2018-06-12 11:59

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services stopped using the FBI's crime database in February 2016 because an employee couldn't log in.

Live in Florida? You're more likely to be hit by a cyberattack than any other state
2018-06-05 13:06

Wyoming, Montana, and New Mexico are also among the riskiest states, according to a Webroot report.

Florida's Approach to Training Cybersecurity Specialists
2018-05-23 20:18

Universities throughout Florida are adding more cybersecurity courses in an effort to better train the next generation of practitioners, says Ernie Ferraresso of the Florida Center for...

Report: Uber Paid Florida 20-Year-Old $100,000 Over Hack
2017-12-15 17:18

Takeaway: 'Bug Bounty' Plus NDA Still Looks Like Hush MoneyThe hacker to whom Uber paid $100,000 to destroy data and keep quiet about its big, bad breach is a 20-year-old man living in Florida,...

Uber Paid 20-Year-Old Florida Hacker $100,000 to Keep Data Breach Secret
2017-12-07 08:03

Last year, Uber received an email from an anonymous person demanding money in exchange for the stolen user database. It turns out that a 20-year-old Florida man, with the help of another, breached...