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30 Laws in 30 Days: New tool aims to hold telemarketers, hackers accountable

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — As scammers and hackers target Hoosiers and their pocketbooks, legislators are searching for a cure. House Enrolled Act 1444 works to strengthen the law when it […]

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Criminals use ransomware to target Hoosiers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Cybercriminals are using a growing form of hacking to target Hoosiers and gain control of their computers and information. Just recently a not-for-profit healthcare facility fell victim to a ransomware attack, forcing it to transfer patients to a different hospital and reroute emergency responders to another facility. Ransomware attacks usually […]

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Coats denies ties to KKK

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, denies accusations that he has ties to the Ku Klux Klan, calling them “baseless Internet garbage of the worst kind.” Reports surfaced on Monday that included accusations from a self-described hacker known as Amped Attacks on four U.S. Senators and mayors of five cities – […]

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Hackers shut down Indiana Right to Life’s website

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Backlash over the recently signed and highly controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act might be to blame after hackers shut down Indiana Right to Life’s website. Hackers put the organization’s site offline Tuesday evening. Someone claiming responsibility for the move posted it on Twitter with the hashtag #Offline — […]