A statement issued by the city of Long Beach, California, disclosed that its government systems have been affected by a cybersecurity incident, according to The Record.
"The Citys technology and cybersecurity teams are working diligently to identify the source and scope of the incident, assess potential vulnerabilities, and implement additional security measures, as well as gather recommendations on mitigation, response and recovery plans," according to the statement. The city clarified that systems were taken down as part of investigation and remediation efforts and that there was no indication of police, fire, or 911 systems being affected. It did not comment on whether or not ransom demands have been made. The city government's phone and email systems as well as certain facilities will remain online, but residents "may experience some delays with systems and services," according to the statement. More than five cities in California have been affected by similar cybersecurity incidents this year.
Vulnerable SSH servers could be compromised to secure private RSA host keys through a new passive attack method that involves the observation of computational faults during the signing process that exposes the private keys, The Hacker News reports.
BleepingComputer reports that widely used 3D computer graphics software suite Blender has been impacted by site outages due to distributed denial-of-service attacks that have been ongoing since the weekend.
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