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Cyberthreats against academia picked up this year, CrowdStrike says

by Benjamin Freed

As financially motivated attacks get easier to carry out, more universities are entering entering the crosshairs, CrowdStrike says.

Napa Valley College has been battling ransomware for two weeks

by Colin Wood

Napa Valley College, a community college in Northern California, has been struggling with a ransomware attack for more than two weeks.

FBI warns colleges: VPN credentials circulating on Russian forums

by Benjamin Freed

VPN credentials and other account data from a "multitude" of schools are available for sale on cybercrime forums, according to an FBI alert.

After ransomware, Austin Peay moves ahead with finals

by Emily Bamforth

After recovering from a recent ransomware attack, Austin Peay State University is moving ahead with finals, but some students are unhappy.

Ransomware emergency alerts asked Austin Peay State U. users to disconnect

by Emily Bamforth

Amid a ransomware attack, Austin Peay State University alerted users: "THIS IS NOT A TEST. SHUT DOWN ALL COMPUTERS NOW."

Lincoln College was already struggling. Then came ransomware.

by Emily Bamforth

Lincoln College President David Gerlach said a ransomware attack made it harder to combat declining enrollment, fueling a decision to close the school.

Illinois' Lincoln College on brink of closure months after ransomware attack

by Benjamin Freed

The rural, predominately Black Lincoln College was already facing financial struggles when a ransomware attack disrupted the admissions.

Ransomware forces Washington community college offline

by Colin Wood

Faculty at Centralia College, near Seattle, said they first detected the ransomware attack after noticing their files "looked weird."

Ransomware forced California community college to shut down email for 10 days

by Emily Bamforth

Ransomware that hit Ohlone Community College in January disrupted email and a study portal for more than a week, a spokesperson said.

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