Universities

US Universities credentials published on dark web

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, aka FBI, has issued a notification that student credentials from many renowned colleges and universities operating in the US were up for sale on the dark web and some public domains. According to the report, the data was dumped in January 2022 on a Russian criminal forum and was being […]

A surge in Ransomware attacks against Universities

All these days we have seen an increase in ransomware attacks against healthcare companies. Now, news is out that the attacks related to file encrypting malware have doubled in 2020 on Universities, especially involved in the development of Corona Virus Vaccine. According to a research carried out by BlueVoyant on over 2702 Universities operating across […]

UK suspects China is conducting espionage with few among 100,000 Chinese University students

MI5 and GCHQ have warned universities and educational institutes operating across their region that the Chinese government could be conducting espionage on its research and computer systems through hidden spies among the 100,000 Chinese students who are studying on the campus. The agency suspects that the investment made by the Beijing in the research work […]

Huawei barred from cyber threat sharing and NCSC alerts UK universities against Cyber Attacks

Huawei which was banned by the United States from supplying 5G network equipment to public and private companies has been blocked by the Trump administration from sharing info related to cyber threats. So, from now on the world’s second-best Chinese smartphone supplier will no longer receive updates from companies which might slow down its noesis […]

Universities need to protect their data from Cyber Attacks

As more and more Universities are falling preys to cyberattacks, security researchers say that educational universities should appropriately defend their digital assets before it’s too late. Oxford, Warwick, Greenwich and Lancaster Universities were among the many of the higher educational institutes which have fallen prey to cyber attacks in recent years, and the list might […]

Maritime research stolen by Chinese hackers from 27 US Universities

The Wall Street Journal(WSG) reports that a hacking group from China has reportedly stolen Maritime research data from over 27 US Universities which includes the University of Hawaii, Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) and the University of Washington. News is out that the hackers were specifically interested in siphoning data related to the use of artificial […]

Students are responsible for cyber attacks on Universities and Colleges

A research conducted by a government-funded agency has discovered that students are more responsible for cyber attacks on Universities and Colleges than hacking groups doing the organized crime. Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) which conducted the survey by examining around 850 attacks in 2017-18 concluded that most of the incidents were conducted by either staff […]

Iran hackers Cyber Attack Australian Universities

Hackers from Iran are reportedly found targeting Australian Universities in order to rob valuable digital information from research work- a serious threat to national security.  According to a news post from ABC News, Australia hackers have so far targeted thousands of staff and student accounts at prominent universities to siphon data from academic journals, dissertations, […]

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