Tags cyberattacks

'Please, please, please' report cyber incidents, says Federal Student Aid office official

by Lindsay McKenzie

Devin Bhatt, acting chief information security office for the U.S. Federal Student Aid office, pleaded with institutions to report cyber incidents.

Michigan State hires new CISO as cyberattacks spike

by Betsy Foresman

Tom Siu, who served 14 years as chief information security officer for Case Western Reserve University, now heads IT security operations for MSU.

Yet another school district hit by ransomware, this time in Illinois

by Colin Wood

Nearly 50 school districts and hundreds of schools have been hit by ransomware this year. Sycamore Community School District 427 is the latest victim.

Ransomware attacks against schools are surging, researchers find

by Benjamin Freed

Nearly 50 school districts and educational institutions have been the victims of ransomware attacks in 2019, according to cloud security firm Armor.

Ellucian vulnerability was not behind recent university cyberattacks

by Katya Schwenk

The Education Department has released an updated notice providing new information on the widespread attacks against universities reported last month.

Emergency declared in Louisiana over school cyberattacks

by Benjamin Freed

Three school districts in the state were hacked, leading Gov. John Bel Edwards to issue an emergency declaration.

Ellucian systems compromised at 62 universities, Education Dept. says

by Katya Schwenk

The ongoing vulnerability generated thousands of illicit user accounts, the Education Department says, but the company claims the alert is a mistake.

Phishing attacks challenging teachers, says Utah ed director

by Colin Wood

Training will shift away from basics like password safety and toward modern cyberthreats, says Central Utah Educational Services director.