Lancaster University has confirmed that it was “subject to a sophisticated and malicious phishing attack” which resulted in breaches of student and applicant data.
WHAT CAN YOU DO
This attack highlights how any organization is vulnerable to being hacked. Greater vigilance, education and sophisticated protection is required. Ensure strong firewalls, password policies and data encryption are in place. Educate your employees about cyber threats, such as phishing, and urge them to be cautious, especially with their personal devices when using them for work. Finally, if you haven’t already done so, upgrade to SSL. Consult with a trusted managed services provider, such as Cynexlink, to learn more about how you can keep your data safe from hackers.
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