Colleges Remain Big-Game Targets for Hackers

D. Frank Smith reports:

Colleges have consistently been a prime target for hackers. In 2013, the University of Wisconsin sustained up to 100,000 hacking attempts each day, according to The New York Times. And research released May 20by the EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council shows that the education sector topped the charts in a survey of security breaches across seven industries.

The survey analyzed digital security breaches in which records were illegally obtained. In the education sector, 73 percent of breaches resulted in stolen records.

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