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#school | #ransomware | Hospital cyberattacks linked to heart attack deaths, study shows

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Detecting and treating a heart attack is a race against time.Reuters A rise in ransomware attacks and data breaches against hospitals across the US may account for an uptick in heart attack deaths at those hospitals, according to a new study. Ransomware attacks are a rising […]

#school | #ransomware | Las Cruces, N.M., School District to Scrub 30,000 Computers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans (TNS) — Las Cruces, N.M., Public Schools Interim Superintendent Karen Trujillo presented some updates Thursday on the recent cyber attack that targeted the school district, prompting a shutdown of Internet servers and devices across the district. At a Thursday afternoon news conference in the district’s administration […]

#school | #ransomware | U.S. National Guard ready for potentially devastating domestic cyberattack – Defence Blog

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The U.S. National Guard has confirmed that it is ready to mobilize its cyberdefenses in case of a potentially devastating domestic attack. Everyday the National Guard and other state agencies are preparing and battle to protect and deter malicious cyberattacks to U.S. cyberinfrastructure, according to a […]

#school | #ransomware | Las Cruces Public Schools computers still offline a week after hacking attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Education LAS CRUCES, New Mexico — The computer network for the Las Cruces Public Schools remained offline a week after a ransomware attack by hackers forced the shutdown of the entire system. After originally trying to get existing servers for dozens of schools back online late […]

Student #expelled for #hacking school #computer and changing #grades

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Student expelled for changing grades using keylogger Under normal situations, a student wanting higher grades would mean extra effort and hard work and that’s usually a good thing. In this student’s case however, the school decided that its a bad thing when the hard work leads […]

Payday problems: Cyber thieves swipe paychecks from Atlanta school employees

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Atlanta Public Schools issued new paychecks to 27 employees who fell victim to what the superintendent called a phishing attack by cyber thieves. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said Internet scammers stole $56,459 in payroll funds by rerouting direct deposit information from 27 unsuspecting employees. Another seven employees […]

Hackers attacked 4 Florida school districts, allegedly hoped to hack voting systems

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans We’ve heard a lot about Russians attackers attempting to hack the US election, but another hacking group also allegedly wanted to interfere with the election; they attempted to pivot from compromised school districts to state voting systems. The Miami Herald reported that MoRo, a group of […]

Metro-east middle school bans students from using cellphones

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A local middle school decided to ban cellphones during school hours because the technology became a distraction, as well as a tool for cyberbullying and sharing of “explicit content.” Starting March 1, the only electronic devices that students will be … The post Metro-east middle school […]

A Man was arrested in Decorah school threat

DECORAH — Decorah police on Monday arrested a man in connection with a threat on the school district. Bruce Divers Jr., no age given, was arrested for two counts of second-degree harassment, a serious misdemeanor, and one count of third-degree harassment, a simple misdemeanor. On Saturday, the Decorah Police Department began an investigation into the […]

Inovonics sponsors school safety panel at ISC West 2014 conference

Ashley Bennett Top Priority Sector:  disaster_preparedness_emergency_response Inovonics, a Louisville, CO based provider of wireless sensor networks for life safety and commercial applications, will sponsor a school safety panel entitled “Beyond School Shootings: Everyday Violence in K-12 Schools and Methods for Prevention.” It will be held at ISC West 2014, an annual international security and conference […]

NAPCO Security Technologies pursues school security market

Ashley Bennett Top Priority Sector:  access_control_identification NAPCO Security Technologies, an Amityville, NY based manufacturer of security products, has achieved high a rate of sales growth in the education field; it is expected to reach $4.9 billion in sales by 2017. Its security products such as its standalone access control locks are being used across the […]

eAgency Mobile Security creates “Kid Safe” campaign for school safety

Ashley Bennett Top Priority Sector:  cyber_security eAgency Mobile Security has partnered with law enforcement to create a national “Kid Safe” campaign designed to target cyber bullying and harassment, sexting, and sextortion in K-12 public schools. The company will sponsor a series of educational seminars for parents and offer them free use of their My Mobile […]