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Jail for bomb hoaxer who targeted Super Bowl, Houses of Parliament, and schools for Jewish children

Andreas Dowling used accounts and text-to-speech software to hide his identity as he caused 35,000 pupils to be evacuated from their schools.


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Students pull off below-the-belt mailing list prank

Students at Labelle Senior High School sent an email addressed to all faculty, staff, and students about a “Mandatory Penis Inspection”…


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Hacker arrested for wave of fake bomb and shooting threats against schools

FBI agents have arrested a 20-year-old man alleged to have been part of a hacking gang which not only launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, but also launched a wave of chilling bomb and shooting threats against thousands of schools in the United States and United Kingdom.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Three years in jail for teenager who spammed out school bomb threats

British teenager George Duke-Cohan has been jailed for three years for making hoax bomb threats that closed hundreds of schools up and down the UK.


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School district fails to reclaim $120,000 wired by bank to scammer

A school district in Indiana which had $120,000 transferred from its bank account after its email account was hacked, has failed in an attempt to reclaim the cash.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Chinese headmaster fired after setting up his own secret cryptomining rig at school

A Chinese headmaster has lost his job after it was discovered he was stealing the school’s electricity to power a secret cryptocurrency-mining rig.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Police arrest teens in connection with spammed out school bomb threats

Hundreds of British schools and colleges reported receiving bomb threats via email, and sent pupils home.


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Modern-day ‘Ferris Bueller’ hacks school, changes grades, applies to Ivy League colleges

What’s a lad to do if his school grades just aren’t up to snuff, and it looks like his dreams of ever getting to a prestigious Ivy League college are in tatters?

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Schools warned about cold-calling ransomware attacks

Ransomware attackers are phoning up potential victims in attempt to increase the chances of successful infection.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Beware #BringBackOurGirls email scammers

Scammers are exploiting the kidnapping of more than 200 innocent schoolgirls in Nigeria in an attempt to defraud internet users.


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Students’ personal data exposed after USB drive stolen

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Eighth grade “hacker” sues school district

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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