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BREAKING: College to notify ransomware victims; offers credit monitoring to college community

BREAKING: College to notify ransomware victims; offers credit monitoring to college community

July 17, 2020

Nearly seven weeks after Columbia became the victim of a ransomware attack, the college provided details about how it would assist members of the college community whose data may have been compromised. A...

BREAKING: Columbia student information at risk in ransomware attack

BREAKING: Columbia student information at risk in ransomware attack

June 5, 2020

Updated Saturday, June 6 at 9 a.m. with information from Chief of Staff Laurent Pernot.  Columbia is the latest victim in an attack by a group of data hackers known as NetWalker that is threat...

Citizens unite for annual Chicago Humanities Festival

Gabriella Coleman's cover of her new book that she will be discussing on Nov. 8 at noon at the Benito Juárez Community Academy, South Laflin Street and West Cermak Road. A book signing will follow.

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

October 26, 2015

Citizens, by definition, are legally recognized subjects of a state or commonwealth. Anyone and everyone can claim that title. But what does it really mean to be a citizen? The Chicago Humanities Festival has...

Rihanna masters art of ‘rih-invention’

By Managing Editor

October 19, 2015

After more than a year of Rihanna teasing her new album under the moniker "#R8," it seems the singer's eighth album can finally be expected soon.On Oct. 8, Rihanna unveiled the cover art and title of her upcoming album, ANTI.The art, created by artist Roy Nachum, features a photograph of a young Rihanna with a crown covering her eyes. Superimposed over the image is a poem by Chloe Mitchel written in Braille. It's edgy, atmospheric...

Blood Oath, an improv troupe whose members are former Columbia students, was chosen to perform Jan. 9–19 at the nation’s largest comedy festival, SketchFest, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., along with two other Columbia alumni troupes, The Sean Miller Explosion and Awkward Silence. 

Blood Oath jokes its way to SketchFest

January 27, 2014

Of the 309 sketch comedy troupes that applied to perform in the nation’s largest comedy fest, 159 were chosen—three of which hail from Columbia. Blood Oath, The Sean Miller Explosion and Awkward Silence were chosen to perform at The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, also kno...

Q&A with Jury Foreman on the Drew Peterson case

By Dannis Valera

September 19, 2012

In his striped V-neck shirt and jeans, Eduardo Saldana, a 22-year-old junior radio major, has the appearance of a typical college kid. He goes to school, plays video games, watches sports and runs a blog. Saldana is also from bolingbrook, Ill., a fact that led him to become part of a trial that drew national attention.Read the full Q&A by our Campus Editor, Alex Kukulka, in the Sept. 17 edition of The Columbia Chronic...

Thou shalt copy, Thou shalt paste

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 17, 2012

In the post-digital age, information is shared instantly. Images, stories and music shoot through cyberspace at a rate that would baffle the forefathers of technology. In the last decade, information has become more accessible than decent health care. Most would say it has become a commodity. The Church of Kopimism believes it is holy.Kopimism, a new religion based on the “holy sacrament” of file-sharing, or the sharing of information ...

Put effort into privacy

By Luke Wilusz

September 19, 2011

A hacker group calling itself Hollywood Leaks made headlines last week when it posted nude photos of Scarlett Johansson, which were apparently stolen from her mobile phone, to the Web.The FBI is currently investigating this intrusion, along with alleged hacks of several other celebrities’ email accounts, because apparently Johansson’s breasts are a national treasure and must be defended at all costs.All joking aside, though, this...

Sony should have told customers about hack on day 1

By Luke Wilusz

May 9, 2011

Sony was recently caught up in the largest and most severe online security disaster this generation has ever seen, and the company has only made things worse by poorly handling it almost every step of the way.The trouble started on April 20 when Sony’s PlayStation Network servers were taken offline. Sony said the network was “down for maintenance” at the time. Rumors of a security breach began to circulate on blogs ...

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