Russian cyber threats to universities prompts action by FSU | #computerhacking | #hacking

Florida State University (FSU) sent out a message to all students, faculty and staff on Feb. 28 with ways to protect secure information due to recent cyberattacks threatened by Russia. 

“As recommended by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FSU has already implemented 2-factor authentication (2FA) and registered for the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Cyber Hygiene Vulnerability Scanning as a protective action,” the message stated.

As Russian forces advance in Ukraine, the potential for cyberattacks within the United States increases. A particular threatening target is universities, where serious implications may be imposed upon students and university members. 

“A Russian State-sponsored cyberattack on U.S. universities could breed loads of trouble for teachers and students across the country,” said Dakota Lewis, President of the FSU Cybersecurity Club. “The effects of an attack could range anywhere from having no access to school materials to the personal details of millions of students getting leaked.” 

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