Cryptocurrency mining operations, illegal or not, are becoming a real problem for the higher education sector, where hackers have found plenty of easy to hack systems, but also where students are using university resources to make an extra profit via deliberate cryptocurrency mining.
This past Thursday, a former University of Iowa student appeared in court on charges of hacking his school and professors and changing grades for himself and a few other fellow students.
A hacker is trying to extort a Canadian university, threatening to dump student information unless university top brass pay 30,000 CAD (23,000 USD).
Kansas University (KU) officials have expelled a student for installing a hardware keylogger and using the data acquired from the device to hack into the school's grading system and chang his grades.
A Polish academic is accusing Google of trying to patent technology he invented and that he purposely released into the public domain so companies like Google couldn't trap it inside restrictive licenses.
For almost four months, script kiddies ran amok in one of Stanford's subdomains, installing web shells, mailers, and other types of web malware.
A young student at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel was expelled this past week after the University discovered he hacked into the email inboxes of several of his professors.
A financially-motivated, Russian-speaking hacker known as Rasputin, has breached and stolen data from universities in the US and the UK, and federal, state, and local US government agencies.