News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – University of Texas at El Paso

Exploit: Hacking
University of Texas at El Paso: Institution of Higher Learning 

Risk to Small Business: 2.212 = Severe

The computer network of the University of Texas at El Paso had to be shut down as technicians discovered a significant cyberattack in progress. Email and the server hosting the university’s website were affected by the incident, forcing faculty and students to communicate via Blackboard. The cyber-attack has also led to the closure of the university’s walk-up COVID-19 testing sites.

Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as impacted in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Hackers can disrupt large parts of an operation fast, leaving businesses scrambling to get back to work and causing lost revenue.