Tags ransomware

Iowa community college to resume online classes after ransomware attack

by Emily Bamforth • 3 days ago

Administrators at Des Moines Area Community College said they're now working with law enforcement to recover from the cyberattack.

IBM names recipients of K-12 cybersecurity grants

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

Six school districts around the country will receive $500,000 in services from the computing giant to help defend themselves against threats like ransomware.

Sierra College responding to ransomware attack during finals week

by Emily Bamforth • 4 weeks ago

The Northern California community college is restoring some online services after a ransomware attack during finals week, school officials said.

Accellion breach exposed 300,000 records, University of Colorado says

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

After a breach compromised "a small amount" of Social Security numbers, the university is setting up a call center as it notifies victims.

Data stolen from universities of Colorado, Miami, published by ransomware actors

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

The ransomware attacks appear to be fallout of the breach of Accellion's file-transfer application, which both universities have used.

Buffalo, N.Y., schools resume classes after ransomware attack

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

School officials said the 34,000-student district will develop a "road map" to hardening IT infrastructure and improving employee cybersecurity training.

Cyberattacks against K-12 schools rose 18% in 2020, report finds

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

Ransomware represented a smaller share of attacks last year, but became more severe as hackers leaked stolen data and caused classes to be canceled.

On data privacy, university students want collaboration, transparency

by Ryan Johnston • 3 months ago

Social media data is off-limits, students told researchers from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the think tank New America.

Remote learning made universities more vulnerable to cyberattacks

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

Ransomware attacks against colleges increased 100% from 2019 to 2020, while malicious activity linked to nation-states also jumped during the pandemic, according to security firm BlueVoyant.