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Women #allegedly #hack #college #computer system to change #grades

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The Bucks County District Attorney’s office said Aleisha Morosco tried multiple times to change her microbiology grade.

After several failed attempts, she enlisted a friend’s help, orchestrating a security breach at Bucks County Community College.

Authorities said while working at a medical office affiliated with Penn Medicine, Kelly Marryott accessed a faculty member’s personal information and leaked it to her friend, Aleisha Morosco.

Desperate to change her grade, Morosco then used the stolen data to gain unauthorized access to BCCC’s computer system. Officials said while inside the system, Morosco changed not just her grade, but several other student’s grades in her microbiology class.

“The investigators were able to find out the IP address used to access the professor’s account and change the grades,” said Jovin Jose, ADA Bucks County. “That same IP address was used by one of the charged defendants.”

The electronic footprint led investigators to Morosco and to her 37-year-old friend, Marryott.

“They got his personal information, and shouldn’t have obtained the use for that purpose,” said Jose. “We intend to prove at trial that they accessed his information to change grades, which is a crime.”

Bucks County Community College issued this response to Action News:

“BCCC takes the integrity of its data systems very seriously, and all of it the grades altered in the breach were restored to their correct level.”

Students on campus are stunned a classmate would go to these lengths to change a grade.

“It’s crazy. You deserve the grade you get,” said Emily Bombino. “And if you have an issue talk to your professor. Don’t go around changing, stealing his information.”

Both women face felony counts of unlawful computer use and identity theft. A court date is tentatively set for December.

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College IT experts and students have opposing views on cybersecurity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

University IT teams have differing perspectives from the students they serve on the state of cybersecurity, according to a recently released infographic from CDW-G.

The IT solutions company surveyed 250 higher education IT professionals and 300 students, examining their views of cybersecurity and what students expect from their schools versus what IT professionals are able to deliver. The company released the infographic, “Securing Higher Education — It Takes Two,” at this year’s EDUCAUSE annual conference.

The most surprising statistic, according to Nicci Fagan, director of higher education at CDW-G, was that 91 percent of IT pros who experienced a data breach alerted students — but just 26 percent of students said they were aware of the attack.

Another glaring discrepancy showed that 82 percent of IT pros say they require students to engage in cybersecurity training at least once a year. However, only 35 percent of students said that was required of them.

“You have IT professionals on campus who are communicating this out to students on campus, but it’s not resonating,” Fagan said in an interview with EdScoop. “It comes down to making sure that we’re communicating through multiple channels and getting consistent feedback from the student body.”

Jordan Cohen, a student intern at CDW-G who currently attends Rutgers University, added that students get their news from multiple sources and on several platforms.

“I think there’s a major difference in channels that are being used in sending news, and channels that students are accustomed to receiving news,” Cohen said. “Rutgers does a great job of getting information out, but I think part of it is making sure they’re interacting with students — you’re not just putting it on the university website, you’re taking advantage of social media.”

Fagan said that along with shoring up communications strategies, colleges and universities also need to offer ongoing training for students and educate them about the type of cyberattacks that can occur and what they can do to minimize or prevent them.

“Just like you have students going through orientation every year … it should be part of the university’s communication plan in terms of how they’re addressing cybersecurity for their students and how students are taking accountability for their own cybersecurity,” she said.

Sixty percent of institutions have experienced a data breach in the last year, according to the research, and 29 percent have experienced data loss. The most common breaches were malware attacks, followed by phishing attempts and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Fagan said IT professionals are trying to combat breaches through network segmentation and advanced threat protection, among other methods.

“Universities are relying on their solution provider to offer outside penetration testing or security assessments,” she said. “They’re getting someone else’s opinion on where they might have vulnerabilities and that can be very helpful to universities as well.”

CDW-G works with about 3,000 higher education institutions across the country, and the company is a frequent presence at EDUCAUSE.

“I think exactly what we’re talking about continues to be the No. 1 issue: information security and helping customers navigate the opportunities that are out there,” Fagan said, echoing what EDUCAUSE leaders also pinpointed as the top issue in higher ed IT today.

Cohen, a history major, said he is involved with cybersecurity efforts at his school and through CDW-G because it has a direct impact on him and his peers.

“What’s really interesting about cybersecurity is it’s really the new frontier,” he said. “We’ve advanced past the Wild West stage and now we’re looking at all the new ways technology affects our lives. It’s important to protect our data, and as more and more data is stored in the cloud, I think students care about that, and, personally, I do as well.”

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I prefer ordinary girls – you know, college students….

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Exam cancelled as security breach at sixth form college is probed

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Exam cancelled as security breach at sixth form college is probed

STUDENTS were sent home from an exam after it was revealed the question paper had been stolen in a possible hacking attack. Bhasvic, in Dyke Road, Hove, cancelled its A-level physics mock yesterday morning after the security breach over the weekend. The paper is thought to have been stolen by a student or students from college’s computers and shared on …

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This college student made a dating resume, posted online and Internet can’t handle it!

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Hackers take on private engineering college after student suicide

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Hackers take on private engineering college after student suicide

Soon after threatening the management of a Kerala-based engineering college, where a student killed himself earlier this month, hackers have taken down the college website. A group of hackers claiming to be part of the hacker collective Anonymous has released …

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Los Angeles college reportedly pays hackers $28G ransom

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Los Angeles college reportedly pays hackers $28G ransom

A Los Angeles college reportedly paid hackers a $28,000 ransom after a cyberattack kept students and faculty locked out of their accounts.
The Valley Star, the Los Angeles Valley College school newspaper, reported Friday that hackers locked students and staff

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Cybersecurity skills aren’t taught in college

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Cybersecurity skills aren’t taught in college

Cybersecurity is a growing concern across the globe and businesses are eager to build secure products and keep corporate data safe. The only problem is that cybersecurity is a relatively new skill, and there just aren’t enough qualified candidates to

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College Board Makes it Easier for Students With Disabilities to Get Accommodations – On Special Education – Education Week

Most students whose IEPs call for testing accommodations will have those same accommodations approved when they’re taking the SAT or Advanced Placement tests.

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