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University of Louisiana HBCU says personal data of 44,000 students leaked in November cyber attack

The only historically black Catholic college or university (HBCU) reported a data breach this week that involved Social Security numbers and other personal information of more than 44,000 students and providers. In filings with the Maine Attorney General’s Office, Xavier University in Louisiana said it suffered a cyberattack on Nov. 22. “Xavier University has engaged…
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Student and employee data at California Northstate University was stolen

In a new AvosLocker registry, the threat actors are leaking personal information of California Northstate University students and employees. As proof, AvosLocker released the 2022 W-2 statements for the college’s president and CEO, vice president and CFO, and job candidate information. They also released a file with 393 W-2 forms for employees for 2022. W-2…
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Munster University of Technology in Ireland has been forced to cancel all classes due to a cyber attack

Ireland’s Munster University of Technology (MTU) announced on Monday that its Cork campuses will close following a “significant IT breach”. Several learning tools, including one called Canvas used to manage student assignments, were reportedly compromised. It is not clear how soon MTU expects to be able to get them up and running again, nor if…
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Cybersecurity incident at Berkeley County schools – 19,000 students have the day off

More than 19,000 students got the day off school in Berkeley County on Monday (Feb. 06), but it was a busy day for staff. This is after a cyber security event in the district on Friday. Berkeley County Schools sent a statement saying they are investigating the “cause and scope.” Berkeley County Schools experienced a…
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Hackers target Switzerland ‘s largest university in ‘ professional ‘ cyber attack

The University of Zurich suffered a cyber attack linked to a series of attacks on educational and medical facilities in the region. The university said Friday that it was struggling to keep hackers out of critical areas by isolating parts of its IT system. This protection compromised access to its systems but prevented cyber attackers…
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