Tags cyberattack

Ransomware forces Washington community college offline

by Colin Wood • 3 months ago

Faculty at Centralia College, near Seattle, said they first detected the ransomware attack after noticing their files "looked weird."

UMass Lowell cancels classes due to possible cyberattack

by Emily Bamforth • 11 months ago

The school has lost several days of classes due to a cyber incident that's still under investigation.

Brown U. cuts off data center after detecting 'cybersecurity threat'

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

The institution's CIO asked all on-campus faculty and staff to stop using Windows-based computers.

Ransomware attack forces North Carolina college to cancel classes

by Colin Wood • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 2 years 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 • 2 years 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 • 2 years 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 • 2 years ago

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