Tags cybersecurity

'Zoombombers' disrupted online classes at several schools, FBI says

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

The FBI issued a warning Monday that's it's received reports of video conferences being disrupted by explicit and hateful images and comments.

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.

Purdue University joins Space ISAC for research, workforce development

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Purdue is the first university to join the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center to help protect assets and infrastructure in space.

Responding to ransomware, Loyola U. launches cybersecurity degree

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

School leaders say rising industry demand and recent destructive cyberattacks underscored the need for more cybersecurity education.

Phishing attack exposes personal information of 5,000 at community college

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers and Social Security numbers were exposed in a phishing campaign that fooled about 20 employees.

Cyber training center at USC Aiken to receive $15M

by Colin Wood • 3 months ago

The facility being built on the South Carolina university campus is tied to one of five Army National Guard cyber battalions.

Activists pressure colleges to abandon facial-recognition tech

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

Advocacy group Fight for the Future says the potential harm of facial recognition is too great and that higher education should give it up altogether.

Texas K-12 district loses $2.3 million in email scam

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

Manor Independent School District, which disclosed the theft last week, says it's following several "strong leads" alongside the FBI and local police.