Shoreline college websit hacked officials investigating

  • 4 April 2023
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Students and employees at Shoreline Community College were forced to switch to virtual work this week as a result of a ransomware attack. To deal with the inconvenience, the institution has purchased mobile hot spots, but there are not enough for everyone. In order to share developments and address concerns, campus spokesperson Cat Chiappa has hosted Zoom sessions and written emails. The college acknowledged the occurrence in a message to the public.

If a ransomware assault at Shoreline Community College led to a data compromise of sensitive information, officials have not yet confirmed it. An educational institution in the Puget Sound region has experienced disruption twice this year as a result of questionable computer network activity. A joint warning about ransomware attacks from unscrupulous actors targeting the education sector was released by three federal agencies.


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I came across an article regarding a ransomware attack that occurred at Shoreline Community College, forcing students and employees to switch to virtual work. The situation seems to have caused a lot of inconvenience, and the college has had to purchase mobile hot spots to accommodate everyone.

As cybersecurity threats continue to increase, it is crucial for educational institutions to take proactive measures to protect sensitive information. The fact that this institution has experienced disruption twice this year due to questionable computer network activity raises concerns.

Overall, it's a difficult situation for Shoreline Community College, but it's important for them to stay vigilant and take steps to protect themselves and their data from future attacks.

 

Ransomware attacks are so common and on the rise these days. It is unfortunate that institutions do not pay much attention to the threat framework of their data systems until things go out of their hands. Here is a story i found on the internet which highlights that studies by NCC Group and Barracuda Networks show threat actors are increasing ransomware exploits, with consumer goods and services receiving the brunt of attacks and a large percentage of victims being hit multiple times.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/nccgroup-ransomware-attacks-up-february/

NCC Group’s Global Threat Intelligence team, in its monthly cybersecurity Threat Pulse, noted there were 240 ransomware attacks in February 2023 — a 45% increase from the record-high number of attacks in January.

In February, the volume of cybersecurity attacks was 30% above the same month both last year and in 2021, leading to January and February 2023 accounting for 405 incidents — 26% more than the period in 2021 and 38% more than in 2022, according to the report.

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