• Massachusetts Sep 8

    Committee Plans ‘Proactive' Approach to Protect Mass. From Cybercrime

    Sensing that the recent spate of cyberattacks that paralyzed some state services and have overwhelmed municipalities may only continue to get worse, the Massachusetts Legislature’s new Joint Committee on Advanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity met for the first time Wednesday to begin plotting better defenses. Among the possibilities up for discussion during the committee’s informational hearing are...

  • RMV Apr 2

    Malware Attack Takes Mass. Auto Inspection System Down

    The automobile inspection system remains down in Massachusetts Friday, a day after the calendar turned to a new month that will render scores of March stickers with the number 3 invalid. The Registry of Motor Vehicles said the problem stems from a malware attack affecting one of its vendors, Applus Technologies. According to the company, it “detected and stopped” the…

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