Tag Archives: Cyberattacks

Cybercriminals use pandemic to attack schools and colleges

Cybercriminals use pandemic to attack schools and colleges

Cyberattacks have hit schools and colleges harder than any other industry during the pandemic. In 2020, including the costs of downtime, repairs and lost opportunities, the average ransomware attack cost educational institutions $2.73 million. That is $300,000 more than the next-highest sector – distributors and transportation companies. From Aug. 14 to Sept. 12, 2021, educational organizations […] … learn more→

K-12 schools need to take cyberattacks more seriously

K-12 schools need to take cyberattacks more seriously

Teachers in Baltimore County Public Schools knew something was wrong late in the day on Nov. 24 when they began to experience trouble entering grades into the school district’s computer system. Around the same time, the video for a meeting of the district’s school board abruptly cut off. Both situations were the result of a cyberattack that had hit […] … learn more→