After one-third of North Dakota schools get hacked by foreign entities, state superintendent addresses attack with cyber security standards

Austin Howard reports:

The North Dakota Information Technology Department said there were malware attacks on one-third of North Dakota schools in February 2018. The hackers behind the attacks were from different international locations including North Korea and the malware was downloaded from multiple access points.

According to ITD’s Director of Security Sean Wiese, hackers used DoublePulsar malware that easily gives “bad actors” the ability to infiltrate other systems.

Wiese says this malware can infect a computer if a user simply clicks on something they weren’t supposed to click on.

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