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Danny Tang comments on Upstate cyberattacks

Danny Tang, associate vice president for technology, chief information officer.

Last updated May 8, 2023

By Tina Underwood

Organizations in the Upstate have recently fallen victim to ransomware attacks. Following the latest cyberattack perpetrated against a local megachurch, WYFF News 4 turned to Furman University’s Danny Tang for comment. The university’s associate vice president for technology and chief information officer said, “In the event of a breach, it can be very catastrophic for an organization. People think these attacks happen from some guy in the basement with a screen of code coming down typing away, penetrating some technology with their technical expertise. That’s usually not how this happens. It happens through an email that comes from a malicious actor pretending to be someone that the recipient trusts.”

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