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8910287276?profile=RESIZE_400xThe US Nation’s Capital police department has reportedly been hit by Russian-speaking ransomware threat actors who claim to have stolen sensitive information on informants.  If true, this is a very troubling cyber-attack.  If informants cannot keep their anonymity, they will never work with the police.  The Babuk group gave police three days to pay-up before it shares the data with local gangs, according to media sources.  The files were allegedly posted on a dark web forum. 

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8798486472?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Houston Rockets professional basketball team is reporting that their security and law enforcement authorities are investigating a cyber-attack.  Officials are claiming a new hacking group attempted to install ransomware on the basketball team’s internal systems.  “The Rockets organization recently detected suspicious activity on certain systems in its internal network.  We immediately launched an investigation,” the Rockets said in an emailed statement, adding cybersecurity experts are assis