Small Towns Targeted in ISIS Cyber-Vandalism

June 28, 2017 by Nicholas Reuhs, Partner | Nicole R. Woods, Associate
Small Towns Targeted in ISIS Cyber-Vandalism
 
Yesterday, websites for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Howard County (Maryland) and the town of Brookhaven (New York) were replaced with an ISIS message. There was no apparent reason that these government divisions were targeted. Rather, this was likely a case of hackers trolling for unsecured websites. It serves as a good reminder that local governments (no matter how small) are prime targets for cyber-crime.

For more information, contact Nick Reuhs, Nicole Woods or another member of Ice Miller's Data Security and Privacy Practice.

This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.


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