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Howard U. ransomware highlights threat to higher ed

by Emily Bamforth • 2 weeks ago

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

by Emily Bamforth • 2 weeks ago

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

by Emily Bamforth • 1 month ago

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

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

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

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

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

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

"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

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

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

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

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

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

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.