A slightly strange twist in ransomware was discovered, where Knox College in Illinois was hacked. The follow-up was to contact the students of the college, and threaten to release information across the board to other hackers. This is usually something where the college is threatened, or a business, but not customers, or in this case, students. Bad actors are exactly that, bad… and that means that the information may be released, even if one pays the piper. The college is also moving into alert mode, as usual whenever a data breach happens.
Knox College students have been threatened by hackers who breached their school’s computer systems.