In Illinois, the attackers attempted to delete or alter voter information, according to a recent report.
At the same time, ransomware usage dropped by 44.9 percent.
The officials were targeted with spear phishing emails that claimed to provide documentation for an e-voting system.
The hacker group is asking for a subscription fee of over $20,000 a month.
Just 52 percent of consumers trust retailers to keep their data safe, a recent survey found.
Cybercriminals are leveraging the EternalBlue vulnerabilities to launch a range of other attacks.
Widely deployed open-source content management system patched for a half-dozen different issues as new bug bounty program is set to debut.
User IDs, names, user names, email addresses and hashed passwords were stolen.
The victims include small utilities and manufacturing sites, according to Dragos CEO Robert M. Lee.
New versions of the malware are already spreading as the cat-and-mouse game continues.
Victims include FedEx, Spain's Telefonica, Russia's MegaFon, and the U.K.'s National Health Service.