07 Jun 2021

There’s been another spike in attacks on schools and universities

In the UK and US, ransomware attacks targeting schools, colleges, universities, and other academic institutions are on the rise again. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently released an advisory that comes amid the aftermath of significant ransomware attacks across the world last month, including those targeting the US’s

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01 Jun 2021

More than 150 children are missing in latest Nigeria kidnapping raid

In the north-central Nigerian state of Niger, students from an Islamic school were allegedly indiscriminately shot and abducted on Sunday by a group of armed bandits, according to state police. At least one person has been confirmed dead as a result of the incident, which marks that latest event in

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01 Jun 2021

Canadian Indigenous Community Discovers Remains of Boarding-School Students

In a shocking and horrifying discovery, a Canadian west-coast indigenous community uncovered the remains of more than 200 indigenous children it believes to have attended a state-run school. The case has reopened wounds about Canada’s historic mistreatment of indigenous people. The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in the province of

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28 May 2021

Schools in Ethiopia’s Tigray region pillaged, occupied: HRW

The months-long conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has damaged a quarter of all schools. All fighting sides have been implicated for participating in looting and occupying of education buildings. Since fighting broke out in November 2020, thousands of people are estimated to have been killed, and two million displaced.  The

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19 Dec 2019

Senators introduce K-12 Cybersecurity Act

Two US senators asked the Department of Homeland Security for their support on a recent bill, the K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2019, which aims to effectively manage the threat of ransomware and cyberattacks. The bill would establish guidelines that improve school cybersecurity systems. The senators stated that school systems are

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