After 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.
Cyber 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.
Young 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.
The University of Minnesota held a first-of-its-kind cyber security summit Monday morning.