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NetWalker ransomware operators have persuaded the University of California San Francisco to pay over $1 million in an extortion scheme using data-encrypting malware. The attack, UCSF officials say, didn’t even target the institution. UCSF’s School of Medicine is among those leading coronavirus-related antibody testing, Bloomberg reports. Yet the ransomware attack detected on servers inside its […]

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If breaches can’t be entirely blocked, what can IT professionals in higher education do to prevent these kinds of disaster scenarios? The GovEd team at Logicalis US says there are four important steps that will bolster college and university cybersecurity plans. Read More

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Verizon’s Data Brief Digest 2017 describes an attack against an unnamed university by attackers who hacked a variety of IoT devices and had them spam network targets and slow them down: Analysis of the university firewall identified over 5,000 devices making hundreds of Domain Name Service (DNS) look-ups every 15 minutes, slowing the institution’s entire […]

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