Tags ransomware

Blackbaud mum on which universities had Social Security data stolen

by Betsy Foresman • 3 weeks ago

The company revised its story last week, but it's still not saying which universities were affected by the cyberattack discovered last May.

University of Utah pays ransomware attackers $457K

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Administrators said they were able to restore all encrypted data from backups, but they decided to pay the ransom to prevent student and teacher information from being leaked onto the internet.

Focus on users during pandemic, says university CISO

by Colin Wood • 3 months ago

Universities don't need to buy every new tool, said University of Oklahoma CISO Aaron Baillio, but they do need to educate and watch their users.

NetWalker ransomware continues streak of college attacks

by Benjamin Freed • 5 months ago

The University of California, San Francisco and Columbia College in Chicago were hit by the same malware that recently targeted Michigan State University.

Michigan State hit by ransomware threatening leak of student and financial data

by Benjamin Freed • 5 months ago

A blog associated with the NetWalker malware posted screenshots of file directories and a student's passport, saying the files will be published if a ransom is not paid.

Modern network security tools to reduce ransomware threats

by EdScoop Staff • 6 months ago

The open nature of networks at higher-education institutions increases the risk of ransomware attack, but six steps can help CISOs strengthen their defense.

Ryuk ransomware shuts down New Mexico school district a second time

by Betsy Foresman • 8 months 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.

Ransomware used HVAC to infect Michigan K-12 district

by Betsy Foresman • 10 months ago

Students were told to stay home as staff at Richmond Community Schools work to restore functionality to heating, telephone and other critical systems.

Senate bill would order DHS to review K-12 cybersecurity

by Benjamin Freed • 10 months ago

New legislation would direct DHS to review of K-12 cybersecurity risks and implement guidelines to defend against threats like ransomware.

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