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

by Colin Wood • 1 month 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 • 3 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 • 3 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 • 4 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 • 6 months ago

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

Ransomware hits K-12 district in Connecticut

by Betsy Foresman • 11 months ago

Bridgeport Public Schools has lost access to district data but has not said whether it will pay the ransom asked of its data's captors.

Understanding unified threat management for higher education

by EdScoop Staff • 2 years ago

Commentary: How UTM helps create a balance between functionality and security, without draining resources.

How to battle the new form of ransomware targeting schools

by Kevin Haley • 2 years ago

Commentary: No need to panic. Just be prepared for cyberthreats.

West Point shows off cyber chops in higher ed challenge

by Emily Tate • 2 years ago

Symantec's cybersecurity competition for colleges and universities drew participation from 31 university IT teams in 25 states.

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