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Coronavirus phishing scam targets university students, staff

by Betsy Foresman • 3 weeks ago

Fraudulent emails claiming to have important information on the current health crisis is installing malware and stealing log-in credentials from universities.

Ryuk ransomware shuts down New Mexico school district a second time

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

Gadsden Independent School District is working to restore systems after being hit by the same ransomware virus for the second time in less than a year.

Malware delayed semester start at Alabama community college

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

Classes began days late on Wednesday as Wallace State Community College and federal authorities investigate what took many of its systems offline.

Ransomware used HVAC to infect Michigan K-12 district

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

Students were told to stay home as staff at Richmond Community Schools work to restore functionality to heating, telephone and other critical systems.

Ransomware forces New Mexico school district to scrub 30,000 devices

by Colin Wood • 5 months ago

Administrators declined to engage with their ransomers, opting instead to wipe the hard drives of 39 schools' computers one by one.

Wolcott, Conn., school district hit by second ransomware attack

by Colin Wood • 7 months ago

Before the district could decide to pay the first ransom from an attack in June, administrators discovered a second attack earlier this month.

Ransomware shuts down classes, childcare centers in Flagstaff, Arizona

by Colin Wood • 7 months ago

The district says it was forced to unplug and shut down classes, childcare centers, district preschools and an after-school program.

Ransomware hits school district outside Tulsa, Oklahoma

by Colin Wood • 8 months ago

Administrators say they are refusing to pay ransom demands after a cyberattack locked up critical systems used by the K-12 district.

Student, family data exposed in Oregon State cyberattack

by Betsy Foresman • 10 months ago

OSU officials say the data of 636 students, prospective students and family members was exposed to hackers engineering a phishing attack.

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