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05/24/2021
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A supervisor in the FBI's Kansas division was in handcuffs after allegedly spending more than a decade taking bureau documents home. A global aviation industry player is contending with the ramifications from a breach. And U.S. officials are urging attention on ransomware. This is CyberScoop for May 24, 2021.

FBI employee accused of stealing details on bureau cyber work

A federal grand jury has charged an FBI employee for stealing classified documents and keeping them in her home between 2004 and 2017, the bureau said. The employee, Kendra Kingsley, allegedly took documents that detailed the FBI’s sources and methods the FBI uses to counter cyber threats, as well as those it uses in its counterintelligence work, according to the indictment. Some of the documents detail specifics of investigations in multiple field offices, details on human sources and gaps in intelligence about foreign intelligence services. Shannon Vavra has the latest.


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Air India breach affects 4.5 million people

Revelations from the March breach of SITA, a major IT provider for the airline industry, continue to drip out. Air India last week became the latest big air carrier to confirm the hackers accessed personal data of passengers. The breached data includes passport and credit card information. The culprit remains a mystery. Sean Lyngaas has more.


Ireland continues to reckon with that ransomware attack

The fallout from one of the biggest hacks in Ireland’s history continued over the weekend as officials tested a decryption tool for unlocking the health system’s servers. Officials caution that the tool may be no panacea for a ransomware attack that has disrupted health services across the country. Rebuilding the IT systems of the $25 billion public health service will be “enormous work,” the prime minister said Friday. Sean is looking closer.


FBI alerts about Conti ransomware post-Ireland attack

The FBI said it had identified at least 16 Conti ransomware attacks that hit health care and first-responder networks in the last year, with recent victims including 9-1-1 dispatch centers, law enforcement agencies and others. In all, the Conti gang has hit more than 400 organizations, 290 of which were in the U.S., the FBI alert reads. Conti was behind the attack on Ireland's health care system. Tim Starks has it covered.


Moody's raises a red flag over government security

Local governments and school districts are falling behind state governments and large transit agencies when it comes to cybersecurity preparedness, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Greater vulnerabilities to threats like ransomware, business email compromise and other attacks can have the effect of weakening those organizations’ creditworthiness in the eyes of lenders. StateScoop's Benjamin Freed digs in.


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