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Cybercriminals Increasingly Attacking K-12

Ransomware attacks reported against US K-12 schools jumped from 28% in January through July to 57% in August and September.

“Cyber actors likely view schools as targets of opportunity, and these types of attacks are expected to continue through the 2020/2021 academic year. These issues will be particularly challenging for K–12 schools that face resource limitations; therefore, educational leadership, information technology personnel, and security personnel will need to balance this risk when determining their cybersecurity investments,” according to an alert issued by the FBI, CISA, and MS-ISAC.

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