Bello: An Unpleasant Hello


One of the most prestigious universities in the world has just been hacked. The IT department of University College London has announced or better to say admitted that almost 25,000 students and staff member emails got spammed and compromised. That is not a lesson you want to teach your students.

All the troubles started with a simple Bello in the spam emails. How come none of the youngest and brightest students could not see it coming? Well, you do not expect a spam email from the University’s President or the top managers, do you? So, what happened to the top IT security standards?

When you are on the top, you are supposed to be on the top of many things, including the cyber security, as well. These types of institutions are all about the prestige. Why risk it all for an appropriate software solution, which could have prevented it in the very first place? That was a simple question.

You do not have to be a rocket scientist to ensure the proper cyber protection. All you need to do is to do some thinking on time, and to include some preventive measures. There is no point crying your academic tears over the spilled cyber milk. You need to make sure it does not happen again. Right?

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