Cyber Attacks

Pearson Settles With Education Department After Cyber AttacksAfter cyber attacks halted testing in Minnesota schools this spring, the state's testing contractor, Pearson, has reached a settlement with the Department of Education worth more than $5 million.
President Obama Hosts First-Ever Cybersecurity SummitCyber crimes cost businesses $13 million a year and also hurt consumers by stealing their personal information. That's why President Barack Obama -- along with top executives, law enforcement and privacy experts -- is trying to increase privacy guards to protect companies against hackers.
Teen Hotline Says Scammer Is Jamming Lines, Demanding MoneyYoung people in crisis in Minnesota may have trouble calling a local helpline. "The Bridge for Youth" organization said that cyber attackers seeking money shut down the center's main phone number Tuesday morning.
'U' Holds Cyber Security SummitThe University of Minnesota held a first-of-its-kind cyber security summit Monday morning.