On December 14, 2017, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote along party lines and signaling a victory for telecommunications companies, according to the Los Angeles Times. Now lawmakers are fighting back and in mid-January, CNET reported that Democrats announced all 49 of their senators, and one Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, will vote on a bill that uses the Congressional Review Act to reinstate the regulation.
Recently, DDoS or “distributed denial of service” attacks have been launched against schools, preventing faculty and students from accessing important educational materials online.
DDoS attacks have long targeted industries like finance and banking where cybercriminals can gain access to important financial data. But now, even non-profit organizations such as healthcare and educational institutions are being victimized.
According to one report, by THE Journal, education is now the most targeted sector for malicious attacks beating out healthcare.