Education Sector

Indian education institutions hit hard by hackers: Report

IANS reports: Education domain is one of the most “at-risk” industries in India, with the sector accounting for more than 30 per cent of cyber threats targeting enterprises in the country between July and September 2019, a new report from Seqrite, the enterprise arm of IT security firm Quick Heal Technologies, said on Wednesday....

IL: Rockford Public Schools release details about ‘ransomware’ attack

WTVO reports: On Wednesday, Rockford Public Schools shared details about a devastating cyber attack the district suffered in September. The district continues to recover from the ransomware attack, a computer-based attack in which hackers install software on a remote computer system that encrypts files so the owners cannot access them without paying a ransom....

TX: PNGISD technology held for ransom

Mary Meaux reports: Port Neches-Groves Independent School District was hit by ransomware, causing the disruption of all technology connections on Tuesday. Assistant superintendent Julie Gauthier provided a statement about the cyber security attack, saying the district is working with local law enforcement and forensic and cyber security specialists to remedy the situation. Read more...

Schools in Connecticut and Mississippi report ransomware attacks

Mike Savino and Kaitlyn Naples report: Another school system in the state is dealing with a ransomware attack. Watertown’s Superintendent of Schools Rydell Harrison confirmed that staff discovered the attack last Thursday. Because school officials found the hack quickly, Harrison said “at this time there is no indication that our web-based systems that house...