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Beacon Hill’s Strategic Move to Fortify Digital Infrastructure

The Massachusetts legislature has recently passed the FutureTech Act of 2024, a bill that authorizes $1.24 billion in bonds for various information technology initiatives and projects across the state. The bill aims to improve the quality, efficiency, and security of the state's technology and telecommunications infrastructure and services.

Arlington Responds to Cybercrime

The Town of Arlington became the latest victim of a sophisticated cybercrime known as a Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack.  

The town suffered a financial loss of $445,945.73 due to fraudulent wire transfers orchestrated through phishing, spoofing, and social engineering tactics.

Cyberattacks hit two major companies, exposing millions of users’ data

Live Nation Entertainment disclosed in a recent SEC filing that it had suffered a data breach that may have compromised the personal information of some of its users. The company said it discovered unauthorized activity in a third-party cloud database containing data from its Ticketmaster subsidiary on May 20, 2024, and launched an investigation with forensic experts.

GAO Proposes 401k Dashboard

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has proposed a nationwide 401k dashboard that would allow workers a centralized location to track their retirement savings accounts across different employers and plans.  

According to a report released by GAO on Feb.

Two MIT graduates arrested for $25 million crypto heist

Two brothers and former students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been charged with a scheme to steal millions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency by exploiting a vulnerability in the Ethereum blockchain. 

"Once they put their plan into action, their heist only took 12 seconds to complete," said U.S. Attorney Damian Williams of the Southern District of New York, who announced the indictment last month.

Realty Trust Reveals Cyberattack Incident

Brandywine Realty Trust, a real estate investment firm based out of Philadelphia, disclosed to the SEC a cybersecurity incident that had affected portions of its IT systems and resulted in a data breach by threat actors.  

The company said it detected the incident on May 1, 2024, and initiated its response protocols, including shutting down some systems, notifying law enforcement, and hiring external cybersecurity experts.

‘Smishing’ Scam Targets Road Toll Users

A new cyber threat is targeting toll-road drivers across the country, according to a public service announcement by the FBI. The scam involves sending fake text messages that claim to be from the state's toll service provider, such as E-ZPass, and try to trick people into paying fraudulent toll fees.

Boston-Based Nonprofit Suffers Data Breach

Ethos, a Jamaica Plain-based non-profit organization serving the elderly and disabled, notified around 13,500 people of a data breach last November.   

According to a letter sent from the organization’s counsel to the Maine Attorney General, “In November 2023, Ethos suffered a cybersecurity incident in which its network was encrypted and a monetary demand for decryption was made.

10 Rules From George Foreman On What It Takes To Reach The Top (And Stay There)

George Foreman, the second wealthiest boxer of all time, is a household name today, but he didn’t become one easily. To truly understand and appreciate his resilience, you must look back at his life and the obstacles he’s faced.

 

The two-time heavyweight champion, Olympic gold medalist, record-busting salesman, author, and serial entrepreneur had a troubled youth in Texas.