Tags ransomware

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

by Colin Wood • 3 days 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 • 2 weeks ago

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

Ransomware 'halts everything' in Connecticut school district

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

As Wolcott Public Schools begins a new school year, administrators announce they've spent their summer vacations attempting a ransomware recovery.

Ransomware hits school district outside Tulsa, Oklahoma

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

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

Ransomware disrupts standardized testing in Idaho school district

by Colin Wood • 5 months ago

Though no sensitive information was leaked, administrators say the incident barred access to essential tools.

Hackers steal admissions data from three colleges, offer sale to prospective students

by Ryan Johnston • 6 months ago

Emails from "Diane Evergreen" are offering students a chance to see what their prospective colleges think of them, for the price of just $3,890.

Ransomware hits K-12 district in Connecticut

by Betsy Foresman • 8 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.

Ransomware knocks school district in Key West, Florida, offline for the week

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year ago

Intermittent service outages since the attack was detected last Sunday have had minimal impact thanks to data backups, administrators say.

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.