Communication disrupted at University of Texas at El Paso

Communication disrupted at University of Texas at El Paso

Exploit: Hacking
University of Texas at El Paso: Institution of Higher Learning


Risk to Business: 2.212 = Severe The computer network of the University of Texas at El Paso had to be shut down as technicians discovered a significant cyberattack in progress. Email and the server hosting the university’s website were affected by the incident, forcing faculty and students to communicate via Blackboard. The cyber-attack has also led to the closure of the university’s walk-up COVID-19 testing sites.


Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as impacted in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Hackers can disrupt large parts of an operation fast, leaving businesses scrambling to get back to work and causing lost revenue.

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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