Stanford, University Of California Targeted In Widespread Ransomware Cyber AttackUniversity of California and Stanford officials have confirmed that they were among the universities nationwide that have been targeted by a massive cyber ransomware attack.
UCSF Medical School Officials Pay Hackers $1.14 Million Ransom To Recover Stolen DataHackers who attacked computer servers at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine were paid a ransom of more than $1 million so researchers could regain access to data that had been maliciously encrypted by malware, according to university officials.
Cyber Attack Snarls CoCo County Library SystemIt may take several days to recover from a ransomware attack that has shuttered the online network linking all branches Contra Costa County Library branches and the Martinez administrative offices
Civil Grand Jury Finds San Mateo County Election Channels Vulnerable to Cyber AttackSan Mateo County's online election information channels, such as its results website and official social media accounts, are vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to a new report issued Wednesday by the Civil Grand Jury.
Cyber Attack At Contra Costa Elections Department Started With An EmailFederal officials are investigating after a hacker attempted to access the election internet system for the Contra Costa County Clerk and Recorder’s office.
What Happened and What Comes Next in Facebook Data BreachFor users, Facebook's revelation of a data breach that gave attackers access to 50 million accounts raises an important question: What happens next?
'You Hacked,' Cyber Attackers Crash Muni Computer System Across SFCyber attackers crashed Muni's fare system across San Francisco, giving passengers free rides all day.
Yahoo Waited 18 Months Before Investigating Massive Security BreachA regulatory filing raised further questions about why it took Yahoo so long to realize the severity of a 2014 hacking attack.
Major Cyber Attacks Disrupt Internet Traffic In US Homeland Security officials were investigating a series of Friday cyber attacks that have caused a wave of disruption of service to San Francisco-based internet giants Twitter, Pinterest and Airbnb among other digital companies.
SF Congressional Leader Pelosi Warns Democrats Hacker Attacks Are 'Electronic Watergate'House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned fellow Democrats to change their cellphone numbers and not let family members read their text messages after personal and official information of Democratic House members and staff was posted online.
Cyber Attacks Shut Down San Jose Police & City WebsitesAuthorities say the San Jose Police Department website and other city web pages were shut down intermittently for several days after being targeted by a cyber attacker.
Livermore Fiber Optic Line Severed In 11th Attack On Bay Area LinesA rash of attacks on fiber optic cables have happened in the Bay Area, causing disruptions with internet, phone and cable service.
'Cyber Attack' On California Common Core Testing Shuts Down Access For Hours, State Denies Deliberate Tampering"It was a deliberate attack. Not just a malfunction," educators said after hundreds of thousands of California students were blocked from logging on to take mandatory Common Core tests Thursday.
Common Core Testing Hit With Server Delays, Glitches As First Computerized Standardized Testing Gets TestedThe controversial Common Core testing affecting millions of students across America was already facing student boycotts and parental opposition, and now it's facing what may be an even tougher opponent -- slow Internet connections and lack of server space.
Pentagon Says U.S. Couldn't Thwart Major Cyber Attack, Recruiting Tech Experts From Silicon ValleyPentagon officials say the Defense Department still doesn't have the capabilities and resources needed to defend against a major cyberattack from another nation or other tech-savvy criminals.