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NJ Town Cyber Attacks Up Over 500%

In the last 5 years, New Jersey's local governments have experienced a 5x increase in Cyber Attacks. Much of this is driven by readily available hacking tools that require little technical expertise.

“Until localities change their practices in the regard, they will continue to be targeted.”

New Jersey's staggering losses don't even qualify it for the Top 5 in state cyber crime costs. That unenviable title is held by California,  at $450 million in (known) municipal losses in 2018.

When a municipality gets hit by one of these things, you can’t quantify the disruption that occurs.
-NJ' Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund

In 2 years, at least three dozen NJ municipalities have been hit with cyber attacks. If that's not a reason to make changes, then we don't know what is!

Many local governments are taking the next best step with behavior-focused Security Testing and Training from INFIMA.
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Original article here.
[https://www.nj.com/crime/2019/11/nj-towns-increasingly-face-threats-of-hefty-ransom-demands-from-dark-web-hackers.html]

Joel Cahill

Cyber security enthusiast. Entrepreneur.