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Why Hackers Go After Educational Institutions

Professor teaching at a college - Hackers and Schools

Last week, we showed that ransomware attacks were on the rise and discussed how municipalities need to be aware that they are a prime target.

Kelly Sheridan of DarkReading shed additional light on the subject.  Sheridan cites a study by the cloud-security firm, Armor, which has tracked nearly 200 publicly disclosed ransomware attacks in 2019 and finds that municipalities lead the list with 70 instances. 

The next most targeted category was education with 54 school districts and colleges struck by ransomware attacks through September 2019. 


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