Cyberattacks: higher education on high alert despite the holidays

The following is a machine translation of a report by Valéry Rieß-Marchive:

cIn mid-September, Toulouse INP started the school year on a cyberattack with ransomware . At the beginning of December, Grenoble INP informed of an “intrusion” on its computer servers, but not to mention a cyberattack . At the same time, our colleagues from Parisian revealed that the IUT Paris – Rives de Seine was openly the victim of a computer attack. These cases are not isolated. According to our information, 4 major incidents in higher education were reported in November, and 3 in December.


According to our information, more than a thousand detections of stealers in higher education were reported between November and mid-December. A situation described as worrying at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research which justified the activation, at the beginning of December, of the operational cyber crisis cell (COCC) including the National Agency for the Security of Computer Systems. information (Anssi) and CERT-Renater.

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