Cyber attack

Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s spokesperson says there was what they call an "unsophisticated and unsuccessful" attempt to insert code to the office's website on election day earlier this month.

An Akron man has been arrested and charged with a cyber attack last year that shut down two of the city’s main government websites.

Thirty-two-year-old James Robinson is charged with causing a “distributed denial of service” attack on the city’s website, akronohio.gov, as well as the Akron Police website, akroncops.org, on Aug. 1 of last year. The attacks essentially consisted of flooding the servers with traffic, causing them to shut down.

Tech Tuesday: Ransomware, Google in Schools

May 16, 2017
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Ransomware, the world's largest cyber attack, has hit over 150 countries and is still spreading since it first hit Friday, May 12.

According to Wired.com,  the attack caused issues for places, such as, National Health Service organizations in England, and then in China where a large number of college students were affected by Ransomware. Attempts to stop the cyber attack have prevented a large number of computers from becoming infected. 

Join us today as we discuss the impact of the Ransomware attack and how Google is influencing our schools.