Cyber Criminals Hone Attacks Against Schools

Kathleen E. Dion of Robinson & Cole writes: The FBI recently issued a Flash alert warning higher education institutions, k-12 schools, and seminaries about increasing numbers of ransomware attacks affecting the education industry.  According to the warning, “ince March 2020, the FBI has become aware of PYSA ransomware attacks against U.S. and foreign government...

Chinese Hackers Selling Intimate Stolen Camera Footage

Becky Bracken reports: Stolen videos captured by tens of thousands of security cameras at private properties throughout China are now for sale across social media, marketed as sex tapes. That’s according to the South China Morning Post, which reported that the cost of each “tape” varies, depending on how salacious the material is —...

Vulnerability: Est. Millions of Users of Popular Educational Platform Exposed to Account Takeover Threats And More

A lot of universities have been attacked recently.  Not all attacks are  related to the Moodle vulnerability described in this report (e.g., all the Accellion-related university breaches), but the Moodle vulnerability worth noting and addressing if it applies to your uni. Chase Williams reports: At the beginning of October 2020, the Wizcase cyber research team, led...