Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1865 This ransomware scheme is targeting schools, colleges and head teachers, warn police
Cybercriminals are pretending to be government officials as part of a ransomware scheme which is targeting schools and demanding payments of up to £8,000 to unencrypt the locked files.

Action Fraud, the UK's fraud and cybercrime centre, and the City of London police, have issued a warning over the activity, which begins with criminals contacting the targeted schools with a phone call.

Claiming to be from 'The Department of Education', the caller asks for the email address of the head teacher which they claim they need in order to send them sensitive information which is unsuitable for the school's general email address.
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#1867 Google plugs severe Android vulnerability that exposed devices to spying
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#1865 This ransomware scheme is targeting schools, colleges and head teachers, warn police
#1864 Unsecure routers, webcams prompt feds to sue DLink
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#1862 Experts warn of novel PDF-based phishing scam
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