This page lists known hacking attacks on universities and colleges from 2022 and 2021. Universities generally communicate very openly when they have been hit by a cyberattack, partly because a large number of students are usually affected. Therefore, the number of unreported cases is likely to be low, at least for large cyber attacks.
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Cyber attacks on colleges and universities 2024

Flag CanadaMarch 24, 2024
Cyber incident at a university in Canada
University of Winnipeg - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/updates/index.h...
Flag GermanyMarch 2024
Unauthorized access at a university in Germany
Heinrich-Heine-Universität (HHU) - Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
https://www.hhu.de/news-einzelansicht/ha...
Flag GermanyFebruary 27, 2024
Cyber attack on a university of applied sciences in Germany
Hochschule Kempten - Kempten (Allgäu), Bavaria, Germany
https://www.hs-kempten.de/hochschule/akt...
Flag UKFebruary 20, 2024
Cyber attack on a university in the United Kingdom
University of Wolverhampton - Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
https://www.computing.co.uk/news/4178362...
Flag UKFebruary 19, 2024
DDoS attack on a university in the United Kingdom
University of Cambridge - Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
https://www.varsity.co.uk/news/27131
Flag IcelandFebruary 2024
Ransomware at a university in Iceland
Reykjavik University (RU) / Háskólinn í Reykjavík (HR) - Reykjavík, Iceland
https://en.ru.is/news/cyber-attack-on-ru...
Flag SwedenJanuary 20, 2024
Agricultural university in Sweden hit by cyber attack on IT service provider
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (SLU) - Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden
https://arbetsplats.slu.se/sites/IT/List...
Flag SwedenJanuary 20, 2024
Medical university in Sweden affected by cyber attack on IT service provider
Karolinska Institutet - Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
https://news.ki.se/operatinginfo/primula...
Flag SwedenJanuary 20, 2024
University in Sweden affected by cyber attack on IT service provider
Högskolan Väst - Trollhättan, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
https://www.hv.se/om-webbplatsen/alla-dr...
Flag South AfricaJanuary 2024 ?
Cyber attack on a university in South Africa
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) - Pretoria, South Africa
https://www.tut.ac.za/index.php/cyber-se...

Statistics: Cyber attacks on colleges and universities 2023

Flag GermanyOctober 6, 2023
Cyber attack on a hospital in Germany
Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt - Frankfurt/Main, Hesse, Germany
https://www.faz.net/aktuell/rhein-main/f...
Flag GermanySeptember 18, 2023
Cyber attack on a university in Germany
Hochschule Furtwangen - Furtwangen im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis)
https://www.hs-furtwangen.de/en/faq-hack...
Flag USAJuly 6, 2023
Unauthorized access at a college in Massachusetts, USA
Cambridge College - Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Suffolk County)
https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeview...
Flag USAJune 11, 2023
Cyber attack on a university in Texas, USA
Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA (Nacogdoches County)
https://www.dailysentinel.com/social_med...
May 31, 2023
File transfer software hacked, companies affected worldwide
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag UKMay 31, 2023
UK college retirement plan affected by cyberattack
Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL) - Egham, England, United Kingdom
https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/sta...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
U.S. college affected by cyber attack?
? - USA
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
College in Maine, USA affected by cyber attack
Bates College - Lewiston, Maine, USA (Androscoggin County)
Affected via The Hartford/PBI and possibly affected via NSC, TIAA.
https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeview...
https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeview...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
College in Wisconsin affected by cyber attack
Blackhawk Technical College - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA (Rock County)
https://www.blackhawk.edu/About/News-Eve...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
College system in Vermont, USA affected by cyber attack
Vermont State Colleges (VSC) - Montpelier, Vermont, USA (Washington County)
Possibly affected via NSC and TIAA.
https://www.vsc.edu/vermont-state-colleg...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
U.S. university medical school hit by cyberattack?
? - USA
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
U.S. medical college affected by cyber attack
Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (Milwaukee County)
https://ago.vermont.gov/sites/ago/files/...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
Medical school in Massachusetts, USA affected by cyber attack
UMass Chan Medical School - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Worcester County)
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/moveit...
https://www.mass.gov/doc/assigned-data-b...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
Military school in New Mexico, USA affected by cyber attack
New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) - Roswell, New Mexico, USA (Chaves County)
Possibly affected via NSC.
https://www.nmmi.edu/data-breach-notific...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
U.S. Student registry affected by cyberattack
National Student Clearinghouse - USA
https://alert.studentclearinghouse.org/
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
U.S. university affected by cyber attack?
? - USA
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Minnesota, USA affected by cyber attack
Augsburg University - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (Hennepin County)
Possibly affected via TIAA.
https://amail.augsburg.edu/2023/07/03/
https://twitter.com/BrettCallow/status/1...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Massachusetts, USA affected by cyber attack
Boston University - Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Suffolk County)
Affected via NSC, TIAA/PBI and Fidelity/PBI.
https://www.bu.edu/tech/2023/07/14/movei...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Colorado, USA affected by cyber attack
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (Larimer County)
Possibly affected via NSC, TIAA, Corebridge, Genworth, Sunlife, The Hartford
https://source.colostate.edu/moveit-soft...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Iowa, USA affected by cyber attack
Drake University - Des Moines, Iowa, USA (Polk County, Dallas County, Warren County)
Possibly affected via NSC, TIAA.
https://news.drake.edu/2023/07/10/cybers...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Pennsylvania, USA affected by cyber attack
Gannon University - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA (Erie County)
Possibly affected via NSC.
https://www.gannon.edu/shareworthydetail...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in the USA affected by cyberattack
Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Illinois, USA affected by cyber attack
Loyola University Chicago - Chicago, Illinois, USA (Cook County, DuPage County)
Possibly affected via NSC, TIAA.
https://blogs.luc.edu/uiso/2023/07/10/lo...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Missouri, USA affected by cyber attack
Rockhurst University - Kansas City, Missouri, USA (Jackson County, Clay, Cass, Platte County)
Possibly affected via NSC, TIAA.
https://www.rockhurst.edu/news/07-03-202...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Kentucky, USA affected by cyber attack
Spalding University - Louisville, Kentucky, USA (Jefferson County)
Possibly affected via NSC.
https://spalding.edu/important-update-na...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Pennsylvania, USA affected by cyber attack
Temple University - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Philadelphia County)
Possibly affected via NSC, TIAA.
https://systemstatus.temple.edu/system_s...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
U.S. university affected by cyber attack
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Los Angeles, California, USA (Los Angeles County)
https://therecord.media/ucla-siemens-ene...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Colorado, USA affected by cyber attack
University of Colorado - Denver, Colorado, USA (City and County of Denver)
Possibly affected via NSC and TIAA.
https://www.cu.edu/moveit-software-cyber...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Oklahoma, USA affected by cyber attack
University of Oklahoma - Norman, Oklahoma, USA (Cleveland County)
Possibly affected via NSC, TIAA.
https://hr.ou.edu/Employees/Retirement-P...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Salt Lake City affected by cyber attack
University of Utah - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (Salt Lake County)
Possibly affected via NSC, TIAA, TIAA Kaspick.
https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/uni...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in North Carolina, USA affected by cyber attack
Wake Forest University (WFU) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (Forsyth County)
Possibly affected via TIAA.
https://hr.wfu.edu/2023/07/moveit-softwa...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Washington state, USA affected by cyber attack
Washington State University (WSU) - Pullman, Washington, USA (Whitman County)
Possibly affected via NSC, TIAA.
https://wsu.edu/2023/07/11/data-breach-i...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University in Massachusetts, USA affected by cyber attack
Worcester State University - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Worcester County)
Possibly affected via NSC.
https://news.worcester.edu/important-not...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
University system in Illinois affected by cyber attack
University of Illinois System - Illinois, USA
Possibly affected via NSC.
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/u-of-i-stud...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
State university system in Missouri, USA affected by cyber attack?
University of Missouri System - Columbia, Missouri, USA (Boone County)
Affected directly, via NSC, and Milliman.
https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeview...
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/educ...
https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeview...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag CanadaMay 18, 2023
Cyber attack on a health care educational institution in Canada
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://michener.ca/update-on-cybersecur...
Flag CanadaMay 17, 2023
Cyber attack on a medical university in Canada
Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM University) - Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
https://mailchi.mp/c78508071166/26waoscx...
Flag USAApril 2023
Unauthorized access at a university in Kansas
Wichita State University - Wichita, Kansas, USA (Sedgwick County)
https://news.wichita.edu/2023/05/01/wich...
Flag CyprusApril 2023 ?
Cyber attack on a university in Cyprus
Open University of Cyprus / Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Nicosia / Λευκωσία, Cyprus
https://www.ouc.ac.cy/index.php/en/news-...
Flag IsraelApril 4, 2023
DDoS attack on the website of a university in Beersheba, Israel
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) / אוניברסיטת בן-גוריון בנגב - Be’er Scheva / בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע, Israel
https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/arti...
Flag IsraelApril 4, 2023
DDoS attack on the website of a university in Jerusalem, Israel
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) / הַאוּנִיבֶרְסִיטָה הַעִבְרִית בִּירוּשָׁלַיִם - Jerusalem / ירושלים, Israel
https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/arti...
Flag Canada2023
Unauthorized access to email addresses at a student association in Canada
Alma Mater Society (AMS) of Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario, Canada
https://globalnews.ca/news/9583948/queen...
Flag BelgiumMarch 11, 2023
Cyber attack on a university hospital in Belgium
Centre hospitalier universitaire Saint-Pierre (CHU Saint-Pierre) / UMC Sint-Pieter - Brussels, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Flag SpainMarch 5, 2023
Cyber attack on a university hospital in Spain
Hospital Clínic de Barcelona - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Exceptional public relations: On Facebook, the hospital shows a video with impressions of the current situation.
https://govern.cat/salapremsa/notes-prem...
https://www.facebook.com/HospitalClinicD...
⭐⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: excellent immediate communication by the affected organization.
Perpetrators: RansomHouse
Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona
Flag USAMarch 3, 2023
Cyber attack on a college in Oregon
Lewis & Clark - Portland, Oregon, USA (Multnomah County)
https://www.lclark.edu/news/march-2023/
Flag USAFebruary 17, 2023
Ransomware at a college in New York, USA
Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA (Saratoga County)
https://www.doj.nh.gov/consumer/security...
Flag IsraelFebruary 12, 2023
Cyber attack on a university in Israel
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology / הַטֶּכְנִיּוֹן – מָכוֹן טֶכְנוֹלוֹגִי לְיִשְׂרָאֵל - Haifa / חֵיפָה, Israel
https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/arti...
Flag SwitzerlandFebruary 2023
Cyber attack on the website of a research project of a Swiss university of applied sciences
Ein Bild verletzt mehr als 1000 Worte / FH Graubünden - Chur, Canton of the Grisons, Switzerland
https://www.fhgr.ch/news/newsdetail/cybe...
Flag FranceFebruary 8, 2023
Cyber attack on a university hospital on the French island of Reunion
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de La Réunion (CHU de La Réunion) - Saint-Denis, Réunion, France
https://www.lequotidien.re/actualites/sa...
Flag GermanyFebruary 2023
Data of members of a university in Germany offered on the Darknet
Heinrich-Heine-Universität (HHU) - Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
https://www.hhu.de/die-hhu/presse-und-ma...
Flag GermanyFebruary 2023
Attempted cyber attack on a university in Germany
TU Ilmenau - Ilmenau, Thuringia, Germany (Ilm-Kreis)
https://www.insuedthueringen.de/inhalt.t...
Flag AustriaFebruary 3, 2023
Cyber attack on a university in Austria
Universität Graz - Graz, Styria, Austria
https://news.uni-graz.at/de/detail/artic...
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
Flag GermanyFebruary 2023 ?
Cyber attack on a private university of applied sciences in Germany
Europäische Fachhochschule - Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Rhein-Erft-Kreis)
https://www.eufh.de/hochschule/pressemit...
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
Flag GermanyJanuary 31, 2023
Cyber attack on a university of applied sciences in Germany
Hochschule Harz - Wernigerode, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (Landkreis Harz)
https://www.n-tv.de/regionales/sachsen-a...
The affected organization informed the public about the incident.
Flag GermanyJanuary 31, 2023
Cyber attack on a university of applied sciences in Germany
Hochschule Ruhr West (HRW) - Mülheim an der Ruhr, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
https://www.hochschule-ruhr-west.de/hrwo...
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
Flag CanadaJanuary 9, 2023
Cyber attack on a college in British Columbia
Okanagan College - Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
https://www.okanagan.bc.ca/news/update-o...
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
Flag GermanyJanuary 3, 2023
Cyber attack on a university of applied sciences in Germany
Fachhochschule Westküste - Heide (Holstein), Germany (Kreis Dithmarschen)
https://www.fh-westkueste.de/home/
The affected organization informed the public about the incident.

Statistics: Cyber attacks on colleges and universities 2022

Flag GermanyDecember 29, 2022
Cyber attack on a university of applied sciences in Germany
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW Hamburg) - Hamburg, Germany
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
Flag NetherlandsDecember 8, 2022
Ransomware at a temporary employment company of a university in the Netherlands
Universiteit Leiden / JobMotion B.V. - Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/jobmot...
https://www.medewerkers.universiteitleid...
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
Flag GermanyNovember 12, 2022
Unauthorized access at a university in Germany
Technische Hochschule Ulm (THU) - Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
https://studium.hs-ulm.de/de/Seiten/news...
The affected organization informed the public about the incident.
Flag USANovember 2022
Cyber attack on a college in Ohio
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (Hamilton County)
https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/restorat...
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good updated information on the incident by the affected organization.
Flag GermanyOctober 29, 2022
Cyberattack on a university in Germany
Hochschule Heilbronn - Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
https://www.hs-heilbronn.de/de/it-servic...
https://www.hs-heilbronn.de/de/cyberangr...
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: excellent updated information on the incident by the affected organization.
Flag ColombiaOctober 2022
Cyberattack on a university in Colombia
Universidad Piloto de Colombia - Bogota, Colombia
https://www.facebook.com/UniPilotoOficia...
Flag GermanyOctober 20, 2022
Cyber attack on a university of applied sciences in Germany
Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig (HTWK) - Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
https://www.htwk-leipzig.de/no_cache/hoc...
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
Flag USASeptember 30, 2022
Cyber attack at a private university in Mississippi
William Carey University - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA (Forrest County)
https://www.wdam.com/2022/10/01/william-...
Flag USASeptember 27, 2022
Unauthorized access at a college in Michigan
Hope College - Holland, Michigan, USA (Ottawa County, Allegan County)
https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/Adult_re...
Flag NetherlandsSeptember 18, 2022
Students of a university in the Netherlands affected by a hack
Hogeschool Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands
Flag UKSeptember 2022
Cyber attack on a university in the United Kingdom
SOAS University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) - London, United Kingdom
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-glou...
Flag USAAugust 27, 2022
Unauthorized access at a college in New York
Paul Smith's College - Brighton, New York, USA (Franklin County)
https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeview...
Flag DenmarkAugust 2022
Unauthorized access at a university in Denmark
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) - Lyngby, Denmark
Flag GermanyJuly 23, 2022
Cyber attack on a university in Germany
Bergische Universität Wuppertal - Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
https://www.uni-wuppertal.de/de/news/det...
Flag GermanyJune 21, 2022
Cyber attack on a university of applied sciences in Germany
FH Münster - Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: outstanding sustainable communication and retrospection by the affected organization.
Flag GermanyJune 6, 2022
Cyberattack on a pedagogical university in Germany
Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg - Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
https://www.badische-zeitung.de/paedagog...
Flag AustriaMay 30, 2022
Learning platform for distance learning in Austria affected by cyber attack
AMC Wirtschaftsakademie GmbH - Vienna, Austria
The platform is affected by a cyberattack on a data center in Germany.
https://mba-studium.at/lernplattform-war...
Flag IrelandMay 2022
Potenital cyberattack on a university in Ireland
National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) - Galway, Connacht, Ireland
The National University of Ireland Galway was already the target of a serious attack in September 2021.
https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2022/05...
Flag GermanyApril 28, 2022
Cyber attack at a university of applied sciences in Berlin
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin - Berlin, Germany
https://www.f3.htw-berlin.de/it-sicherhe...
Flag GermanyApril 19, 2022
Unauthorized access to data of a university library in Germany
Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig - Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Affected are about 70,000 records with personal data.
https://www.ub.uni-leipzig.de/aktuelles/...
Flag AustriaMarch 28, 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 GermanyMarch 26, 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 BrazilMarch 16, 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 FinlandFebruary 4, 2022
Cyberattack on a university of applied sciences in Finland
Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu (Savonia AMK) - Kuopio, Finland
https://www.savonia.fi/uutiset/savoniaan...
Flag GermanyJanuary 27, 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 NetherlandsJanuary 12, 2022
DDoS attack on a university magazine in the Netherlands
observant - Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
https://www.observantonline.nl/Home/Arti...

Statistics: Cyber attacks on colleges and universities 2021

Flag USADecember 2021
Cyberattack on a college in Illinois
Lincoln College - Lincoln, Illinois, USA (Logan County)
The cyberattack contributed to the college's May 2022 closure.
https://lincolncollege.edu/
Flag USAOctober 2, 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 USASeptember 3, 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 USASeptember 1, 2021
Hacker attack on the University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, Colorado, USA (Boulder County)
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 - California, USA
Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.
https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu...
Flag USAFebruary 28, 2021
Cyber attack on the University of Millersville, Pennsylvania
Millersville University of Penn. - Millersville, Pennsylvania, USA (Lancaster County)
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

Statistics: Cyber attacks on colleges and universities 2020

Statistics: Cyber attacks on colleges and universities 2019

Flag NetherlandsDecember 23, 2019
Cyber attack on a university in the Netherlands
Universiteit Maastricht (UM) - Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/nl/u...

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