Hackers make student data public in escalating demands for ransom

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/hackers-make-student-data-public-in-escalating-demands-for-ransom-1096881219949

With the increasing amount of information that is made accessible online or digitized, the more exposures individuals have to attacks such as these at this small school in Montana. Although this can be framed as a “small scale” attack, it is quite horrific. I can only imagine what would happen if the data of Tulane students was made public in this manner. These problems never seem real until you become apart of them, and I think that is very unfortunate. Really makes you think about how exposed you can be from online accessible information.

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One Response to Hackers make student data public in escalating demands for ransom

  1. This highlights one of the important points we discussed in class, which is that all online data is potentially vulnerable, so firms should be more mindful of what the record.

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