Tags ransomware

Ransomware disrupts standardized testing in Idaho school district

by Colin Wood • 3 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 • 4 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 • 6 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 • 10 months 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.

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.

Cyberthreats against schools grow as attackers look for ransom money, threaten students

by Kate Roddy • 2 years ago

K-12 districts nationwide are trying to stay vigilant against ransomware and the release of sensitive student data.

Five steps to fighting ransomware attacks against schools

by Joe Kim • 2 years ago

Commentary: How can university IT teams prevent the next WannaCry? Educate, patch, modernize, plan and invest.

Students seen as increasingly capable of school hackings

by Emily Tate • 2 years ago

Americans believe it would be "easy" for over half of high school and college students to carry out a cyberattack on schools and colleges, a recent Radware survey found.