14 Oct 2021

University of Sunderland Hit by Suspected Cyber-Attack

The University of Sunderland in the UK has suffered from a suspected cyberattack that has resulted in extensive IT issues. The university confirmed the incident on Twitter, saying that its telephone lines, website, and IT systems are down. All online classes were canceled, and staff members were unable to access

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26 Apr 2021

Three students killed in Nigeria after kidnapping at Greenfield University

In Nigeria, a string of kidnappings targeting schools in the northern region has continued, with the latest incident occurring last Tuesday. Twenty students were kidnapped by armed bandits from Greenfield University. Local officials stated that three of the kidnapped individuals had been killed in a statement delivered on Friday. The

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02 Nov 2020

Gunmen kill at least 10 students in attack on Kabul university

In Kabul, an attack on the Kabul University has killed 10 students while security forces traded gunfire with the attackers. The attackers targeted students and fired at them while they fled the university, with some students claiming that they were firing on every student they saw. The Taliban has stated

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04 Sep 2020

Northumbria Uni Campus Closed After Serious Cyber-Attack

Northumbria University in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne has been forced to close its entire campus and reschedule exams following a severe cyberattack. According to the school’s deputy vice-chancellor, the incident caused significant operational disruption. The vice-chancellor also stated that IT teams were working to restore systems and the attacks were still under investigation.

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10 Apr 2020

Wi-Fi Peeks into Buildings to Check Social Distancing

A new tool that went live on April 3 allows college administrators to monitor buildings using Wi-Fi technology to ensure that people are practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The tech allows these administrators to identify locations on campus where concentrations of people are high, aiding them

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17 Jun 2019

Three US Universities Disclose Data Breaches Over Two-Day Span

A recent string of data breaches impacting three US universities serves as a reminder that universities are major targets for cybercrime. Graceland University discovered that an “unauthorized user gained access to the email accounts of current employees,” and was thereby able to obtain the personal information of anyone who had

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11 Jun 2019

8.4TB in email metadata exposed in university data leak

A leaky ElasticSearch database exposed 8.4TB worth of email metadata belonging to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a security researcher with Cloudflare discovered on May 22. The unsecured database contained 9.5 billion rows of data and was actively being used when the researcher found it through a Shodan search. Shodan is

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