Flag GermanyApril 19, 2022
Unauthorized access to data of a university library in Germany
Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Affected are about 70,000 records with personal data.
https://www.ub.uni-leipzig.de/aktuelles/...
Flag Austria28 March 2022
Hacker attack on e-mail accounts of the University of Salzburg, Austria
Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg (PLUS), Salzburg, Austria
The university is named after Archbishop Paris Graf von Lodron (Paride Lodron), who founded it in 1622.
(German)
https://kurier.at/chronik/oesterreich/ha...
Flag Germany26 March 2022
Cyber attack on a university of applied sciences in Germany
Technische Hochschule Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, Germany
The university offers degree programs in the fields of science, technology, business, law and health.
(German)
https://www.th-ab.de/hochschule/aktuelle...
Flag Brazil16 March 2022
Church university in Brazil affected by cyber attack
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR), Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
As a result of the cyberattack on Grupo Marista.
https://www.cisoadvisor.com.br/grupo-mar...
Flag Germany27 January 2022
More DDoS attacks on a University of Applied Sciences in Germany
FH Münster, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
https://twitter.com/fh_muenster/status/1...
Flag GermanyJanuary 2022
DDoS attacks on a University of Applied Sciences in Germany
FH Münster, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
https://www.fh-muenster.de/hochschule/ak...
Flag Netherlands12 January 2021
DDoS attack on a university magazine in the Netherlands
observant, Maastricht, Netherlands
https://www.observantonline.nl/Home/Arti...
Flag USA2 October 2021
Ransomware attack on a university in Maryland, USA
Washington Adventist University (WAU), Takoma Park, Maryland, USA
https://www.wau.edu/wau-ransomware-attac...
Flag South Africa2021
The University of Mpumalanga in South Africa averts a cyber scam
University of Mpumalanga (UMP), Mbombela, Mpumalanga, South Africa
As a result of the successful defense, the university lost only 3000 Rand (200 US Dollars) instead of potentially 100 million Rand (6.7 millon US Dollars)
https://www.itweb.co.za/content/Kjlyrvw1...
Flag USA3 September 2021
Ransomware at a private university in Washington, D.C.
Howard University, Washington, D.C., USA
Affected is the Howard University.
https://newsroom.howard.edu/newsroom/art...
Flag USA1 September 2021
Hacker attack on the University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA
The attack on vulnerability in an Atlassian software leaked personal data of 30,000 former employees and students.
https://www.colorado.edu/today/2021/10/2...
Flag UKJuly 2021
Targeted attack on experts with a focus on the Middle East
London, United Kingdom
The security service provider Proofpoint has analyzed a targeted attack on experts, professors and journalists with a focus on the Middle East. Access data to various online services was to be tapped via the compromised website of a well-known institute of the University of London. The attack is attributed to Iran.
https://www.proofpoint.com/us/blog/threa...
Flag UKMay 2021
Cyber attack on a university in Glasgow
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
https://www.gcu.ac.uk/theuniversity/univ...
Flag USAApril 2021
Data theft at the University of California
University of California
Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.
https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu...
Flag USA28 February 2021
Cyber attack on the University of Millersville, Pennsylvania
Millersville University of Penn., Millersville, Pennsylvania, USA
http://thesnapper.millersville.edu/index...
Flag USAFebruary 2021
Data theft and extortion at US university
University of Colorado, Colorado, USA
Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.
https://www.cu.edu/accellion-cyberattack

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