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CT Cyber Alerts is our way of keeping Connecticut residents aware of local cyber attacks. Unfortunately, hackers are targeting CT more than most places; according to the FBI, we're the fifth most targeted state in the nation. Our sources include:

  • NSI monitors over 80 businesses throughout CT, which includes thousands of devices, servers, laptops
  • US-CERT, a branch of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications' (CS&C) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)
  • Local news mentioning cyber attacks

Subscribers get a text-based email the instant this page is updated with a new alert.




Ransomware Attack on Connecticut Provider Impacts 24,000 Patients - February 5, 2019

The optometry offices of Dr. Thomas DeLuca, Dr. Antony Marciano & Associates announced on Jan. 25 they had been victimized by a ransomware attack last November. The hacker also made away with personal information from the 26,000 patient files DeLuca had on record, potentially including patients’ names, Social Security Numbers and some health information.

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Home design app, Houzz, reports database breach - February 4, 2019

The home design app informed members f a breach of its user data it discovered more than a month ago, advising any people registered to use Houzz to change their password and stating it has contacted law enforcement.

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Bridgeport Schools computer network falls victim to cyberattack - January 8, 2019

The city school district’s computer network was attacked by a virus caused by an outside entity that intended to hold district data hostage for ransom. The damage was  loosing data that has been theirs: years’ work of lesson plans and teaching materials stored on district servers.

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Workplace Compliance Services scam target CT small businesses - January 4, 2019

An entity calling itself Workplace Compliance Services has been sending an official-looking form to limited liability companies that cites a state law requiring the filing of annual reports with the Secretary of the State. It then tells the owners to fill out the form and mail it in — with a $110 fee — to get help filing the reports.

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Newspaper production hit by Ryuk ransomware attack - January 2, 2019

Production of a number of US newspapers (including Union-Tribune papers in Florida, Chicago and Connecticut) belonging to the Tribune Group was adversly affected by a cyber attack thought to involve Ryuk ransomware. The attack was first noticed at the San Diego Union-Tribune, when some editors found they were unable to send completed pages to the printing facilities.

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