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 •  December 10

ATHENS, Ga. The University of Georgia and the U.S. Army's Cybersecurity Command could soon be exchanging students and workers. A civilian Army official, Ronald Pontius, says the command would take up University of Georgia Vice President for Research David Lee's offer during a UGA conference on informatics, or big data. Pontius is deputy to the...

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 •  November 30

Cobb County government was the victim of a cyber attack on Nov. 2, it was revealed during the Nov. 28 meeting of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. The attack “impacted multiple desktops, laptops and servers throughout county departments,” Cobb Information Services Director Sharon A. Stanley and Cobb Support Services Agency Director Eddie...

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 •  October 3

A second local school district reported that dozens of its employees had their electronic paychecks rerouted in another online phishing scheme. Fulton County Schools encountered the cyber theft problems for its Aug. 31 payday, when paychecks for 46 employees failed to show up in staffers’ bank accounts. More than $75,000 was rerouted onto money...

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 •  September 30

Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said Internet scammers stole $56,459 in payroll funds by rerouting direct deposit information from 27 unsuspecting employees. Another seven employees had their direct deposit information changed, but their pay made it into their accounts. The district reimbursed the employees whose money was taken and has notified...

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 •  September 23

An Atlanta man was convicted Wednesday of placing malicious code on a U.S. Army computer that eventually cost taxpayers about $2.6 million, a federal prosecutor’s office said. Mittesh Das, 48, was found guilty of knowingly transmitting malicious code with the intent to cause damage to an Army computer, John Stuart Bruce, U.S. attorney for the...

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 •  September 15

Two senior Equifax executives are retiring from the company effective immediately, the company said Friday, as an explosive cyber security breach rocks the Atlanta-based credit bureau. Chief Information Officer David Webb and Chief Security Officer Susan Mauldin are out, though the company did not name the executives in announcing the retirements....

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 •  September 9

A team of lawyers, including former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Equifax over the massive data breach that has compromised the personal information of more than 140 million U.S. consumers. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta faults Equifax for “gargantuan failures to secure and safeguard...

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 •  July 13

Cell phones and computers can be dangerous if users aren’t aware of what information they’re making public. A few wrong clicks can lead a person to having their identity stolen. To raise cybersecurity awareness among some of its younger residents, the Johns Creek police department is hosting a Cyber Safety Summit for teens. The free class, held on...