Howard U. ransomware highlights threat to higher ed
Ransomware attacks during time-sensitive periods like the start of a semester can squeeze universities harder, cybersecurity experts told EdScoop.
Howard U. cancels classes after ransomware incident
Howard University's wireless network remains offline as workers investigate a ransomware attack first detected ahead of Labor Day weekend.
Communication key in fighting higher education ransomware, CISOs say
Institutions are using segmented networks and multi-factor authentication to limit data breaches, but educating workers and staff is still a challenge.
Officials tell schools not to pay ransomware demands. Parents disagree, survey finds
A survey from the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky found that 72% of parents of school-aged kids would support schools paying to avoid the leaks of stolen data.
Senate approves bill for DHS review of K-12 cybersecurity
Lawmakers passed another bill they say is aimed at tamping down the threat of ransomware attacks against schools.
Texas school district paid $547K ransomware demand
"There was no other choice," officials from the Judson Independent School District in Bexar County, Texas, said about their decision to pay off their hackers.
44% of education institutions targeted by ransomware in 2020, survey finds
Education also incurs higher costs following attacks than other sectors, according to a survey by the cybersecurity firm Sophos.
Virginia Tech swept up in Kaseya ransomware attack
University leaders said they're rebuilding 600 computers affected by the recent REvil cyberattack on the software vendor Kaseya, which has had worldwide impact.
The 'ChaChi' trojan is helping a ransomware gang target schools
Research from BlackBerry aims to help K-12 schools and universities identify a trojan horse virus that's being used by operators of the PYSA ransomware.