Classes disrupted for several days after ransomware attack at Howard University

Classes disrupted for several days after ransomware attack at Howard University

https://wjla.com/news/local/howard-university-investigates-alleged-ransomware-attack

Exploit: Ransomware

Howard University: Institution of Higher Learning

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Risk to Business: 1.917 = Severe Howard University announced that they are investigating a ransomware attack. The incident disrupted online classes for several days. In person instruction was unaffected. The school’s Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) intentionally shut down the university’s network to investigate. So far, investigators have not found that any personal data on staff or students has been stolen.

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Risk to Individual: No information was available at press time about the types of data that was stolen if any.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Schools of every size have been prime targets for cybercriminals since the beginning of the pandemic, and that pressure is not relenting.

Risk Levels:
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk

*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.


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