Feb 252018
 

Kathleen Dion of Robinson & Cole writes: On January 30, 2018, EDUCAUSE, a higher education technology association, submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Education describing concerns that it had with the Federal Student Aid (“FSA”) ability to protect federal student financial aid data. EDUCAUSE’s members include IT professionals from over 1,800 colleges and […]

Feb 252018
 

KTVA reports: A data breach at the University of Alaska has affected dozens of current and former employees and students according to university officials, who say action is being taken on the matter. According to a UA statement, word first reached security officials when users started reporting “an inability to access their password-protected Alaska.edu accounts.” […]

Feb 252018
 

Sandro Contenta reports: Ransomware attacks at two children’s aid societies have spurred the Ontario government to tighten cybersecurity around a new, $123-million provincial database for children in care. One of the agencies — the Children’s Aid Society of Oxford County — paid a $5,000 ransom to regain access to their sensitive data after the malware […]

Feb 252018
 

Rob O’Neill reports: Thousands of Inland Revenue files were locked up after New Zealand’s tax department became the target of a cryptolocking attack in November. IRD said that in addition to the phishing emails targeting customers, the department also regularly receives phishing emails attempting to obtain money or information or to compromise the Inland Revenue […]

Feb 252018
 

The province’s Privacy Commissioner has made a number of recommendations in light of a recent case involving a parking enforcement officer who was assaulted while on duty in December of 2017. Commissioner Donovan Molloy’s report says while the matter was reported to the RNC and the man’s superiors, he took matters a step further and […]