Congress blocks Yahoo Mail over its failure to filter phishing attempts - The Next Web

The rising tide of ransomware attacks worldwide has claimed a victim at Capitol Hill, and the House's IT desk is having none of it. Gizmodo reports that the support team issued a notification to all House staff at the end of April, explaining that it ...and more »

Congress warned about cybersecurity after attempted ransomware attack on House - TechCrunch

Congressional gridlock can usually be blamed on stubborn representatives and senators. But a new string of ransomware attacks on the House of Representatives could stall legislation more effectively than party infighting or a filibuster. In an email ...and more »

YahooMail Has Been Banned By US Congress - Gizmodo Australia

Earlier today, reports surfaced about an email sent to US House of Representatives staffers about ransomware. Gizmodo has obtained the email in full. According to the email sent in late April by the House's Technology Service Desk, there has been an ...and more »

Congress Prohibits House Staffers From Accessing Yahoo Mail, Google-Hosted Apps After Ransomware Attacks - Tech Times

Ransomware attacks fool users into clicking and opening a malicious file that then encrypts a computer's contents, preventing a user from accessing it. ( Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images ). Advertisement. Congress has temporarily blocked members of the ...and more »

House blocks Google-hosted apps, Yahoo Mail over security fears - Reuters

The new Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam. By Dustin Volz | WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives' information technology team has ...and more »

US Congress Dumps Yahoo Mail Over Phishing Attacks - Hack Read

Symantec's newest threat report claims that email phishing scams have substantially declined in the last three years but incidences where crypto-ransomware was used to encrypt data and demand payment in exchange to unlock it has increased by 35% just ...and more »

US House bans Yahoo Mail, Google App Engine over malware concerns - Computerworld

The IT department of the U.S. House of Representatives has blocked access to Yahoo Mail and the Google App Engine platform due to malware threats. On April 30, the House's Technology Service Desk informed users about an increase in ...and more »

US Congress 'bans members' Yahoo Mail' - BBC News

A series of ransomware attacks on the House of Representatives has led US Congress to ban members from using Yahoo Mail, according to a leaked email. Both Yahoo Mail and Gmail are named in the 30 April email, published on Thursday by Gizmodo, ...and more »

Ransomware attacks on House of Representatives gets Yahoo Mail blocked - Computerworld

Ransomware attacks on the House of Representatives have increased so much through third-party email providers that Yahoo Mail has been blocked until further notice. The House's Technology Service Desk sent an email, obtained by Gizmodo, to House of ...and more »

Congress Blocks Access to Google Services and Yahoo Mail After Ransomware Attacks - WCCFtech

Congress has temporarily blocked members of the U.S. House of Representatives from accessing Yahoo Mail and Google services. The decision was taken by the House's Technology Service Desk to prevent lawmakers and their staff being targeted by the ...and more »