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Higher Education

NetWalker ransomware continues streak of college attacks

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

The University of California, San Francisco and Columbia College in Chicago were hit by the same malware that recently targeted Michigan State University.

Higher Education

Michigan State hit by ransomware threatening leak of student and financial data

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

A blog associated with the NetWalker malware posted screenshots of file directories and a student's passport, saying the files will be published if a ransom is not paid.

K-12

Senate bill would order DHS to review K-12 cybersecurity

by Benjamin Freed • 8 months ago

New legislation would direct DHS to review of K-12 cybersecurity risks and implement guidelines to defend against threats like ransomware.

Higher Education

Ransomware attacks against schools are surging, researchers find

by Benjamin Freed • 11 months ago

Nearly 50 school districts and educational institutions have been the victims of ransomware attacks in 2019, according to cloud security firm Armor.

K-12

Emergency declared in Louisiana over school cyberattacks

by Benjamin Freed • 1 year ago

Three school districts in the state were hacked, leading Gov. John Bel Edwards to issue an emergency declaration.

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