How kids pay the price for ransomware attacks on education


Modern ransomware attacks are as much about stealing data and threatening to leak it as they are about encrypting data. Which means that when a school or hospital is attacked, it’s often students’ and patients’ data that’s leaked if the ransom demand isn’t met.

We have to wonder how greedy any person would need to be to show such a blatant disregard for how painful sharing that kind of information can be.

In our recent report on the state of ransomware in education we saw an 84% increase in known attacks on the education sector.

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