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Ransomware attack forces North Carolina college to cancel classes

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

Central Piedmont Community College, an institution with 50,000 students in Charlotte, North Carolina, has canceled classes after a cyberattack disabled key systems used for remote learning.

CSU San Marcos was hacked in October

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

Students, staff and faculty were notified earlier this year that a malicious actor had accessed sensitive data, prompting an upgrade to multi-factor authentication.

Blackbaud mum on which universities had Social Security data stolen

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

The company revised its story last week, but it's still not saying which universities were affected by the cyberattack discovered last May.

University of Utah pays ransomware attackers $457K

by Colin Wood • 7 months ago

Administrators said they were able to restore all encrypted data from backups, but they decided to pay the ransom to prevent student and teacher information from being leaked onto the internet.

Malware skimmed credit card numbers from Michigan State's online shop

by Colin Wood • 7 months ago

Code embedded in an official university website selling Spartan-branded sweatshirts and mugs compromised financial information of about 2,600 customers.

Coronavirus phishing scam targets university students, staff

by Betsy Foresman • 12 months 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 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year ago

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

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