Cyberattacks threaten Maryland agencies


By Mike Denison | Capital News Service

Maryland government entities have suffered at least six cyberattacks since the beginning of 2013, according to incident reports from the Department of Information Technology.

The heavily-redacted reports, obtained by Capital News Service through a Maryland Public Information Act request, reveal that data-hungry hackers and scammers aren’t only going after retailers like Target and Neiman Marcus — they’re targeting state agencies.

“Our government doesn’t move as quickly as the private sector … and the private sector isn’t moving as quickly as it should be,” Sen. Catherine Pugh, D-Baltimore, said in an interview.

The report said a phishing scam that hit the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation affected “more than 100 users,” and two other incidents affected an estimated “more than 10 users.”

at Maryland Reporter.