Cyberattacks Are Spiking. Colleges Are Fighting Back.
- May 06, 2021
The message, emailed to thousands of students and employees at the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus last week, was alarming. Their personal information, including addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, academic progress reports, and financial documents, had been stolen, and their university was refusing to cooperate with extortion demands. As a result, the data was starting to be posted on the dark web, the shadowy back channel of the internet where cybercriminals lurk.