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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in…

September saw students around the globe returning to classes, only to be met with an avalanche of cyber attacks. The education sector accounted for 20 of the 102 publicly disclosed incidents listed this month –…

Victims of Blackbaud ransomware attack to take legal…

Students and staff at the University of Cumbria who were affected by the ransomware attack on Blackbaud are preparing to take legal action against the software provider. Blackbaud, which provides education administration, fundraising and financial…

Cambridgeshire crowned the UK’s cyber crime capital

Cambridgeshire has the unwanted distinction of being the UK’s fastest-growing hotspot for cyber crime, after the number of attacks in the county increased by 49% over a three-year period. Figures from the ONS (Office of…

Why has there been increase in cyber risks…

The coronavirus pandemic has arguably affected the education sector more than any other, with schools, colleges and universities around the globe having been forced to close their doors and deliver classes remotely. Most of the…

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Catches of the month: Phishing scams for September…

In our latest round-up of phishing scams, we look at a novel Instagram scam that targets victims through their direct messages, review the latest campaign that imitates Microsoft Office’s log-in page and discuss how even…