Ransomware attacks against schools are surging, researchers find

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    Ransomware attacks against schools are surging, researchers find
    September 23, 2019
    https://edscoop.com/ransomware-attacks-against-schools-are-surging-researchers-find/
    Armor: Armor Identifies 10 New Ransomware Victims in the Past 9 Days, All of them Educational Institutions
     
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    Report: Schools One of the Biggest Targets for Ransomware
    School districts have seen a stark rise in cyberattacks in just the last several years, according to the newly released report
    October 10, 2019

    https://www.govtech.com/security/Report-Schools-One-of-the-Biggest-Targets-for-Ransomware.html
    Absolute: Endpoint Security Trends Report: K-12 Edition — Cybersecurity and Education: The State of the Digital District in 2020
     
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    11 New US School Districts Compromised by Ransomware; 72 in 2019
    December 17, 2019
    https://www.securitymagazine.com/ar...istricts-compromised-by-ransomware-72-in-2019
    Armor: 11 New US School Districts Compromised by Ransomware, a Total of 72 Educational Institutions in 2019, Reports Armor
     
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    Cyberattacks Force Schools to Bolster Online Security
    March 17, 2020
    https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/...force-schools-to-bolster-online-security.html
     
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    Pandemic Could Make Schools Bigger Targets of Ransomware Attacks
    April 13, 2020
    https://www.darkreading.com/attacks...-targets-of-ransomware-attacks/d/d-id/1337549
     
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    FBI warns K12 schools of ransomware attacks via RDP
    June 25, 2020
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-warns-k12-schools-of-ransomware-attacks-via-rdp/
     
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    A Third of UK Unis Hit By Ransomware in Last 10 Years
    August 12, 2020
    https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/third-uk-universities-ransomware/
     
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    Back to school ransomware attacks
    September 11, 2020
    https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/93331-back-to-school-ransomware-attacks
     
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    Schools remain 'easy target' for ransomware as Maze targets big K-12 systems
    September 14, 2020
    https://statescoop.com/schools-maze-ransomware-k12-easy-target/
     
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    Safeguarding Schools Against RDP-Based Ransomware
    September 28, 2020
    https://www.darkreading.com/risk/safeguarding-schools-against-rdp-based-ransomware/a/d-id/1338943
     
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    "Hacker Releases Information on Las Vegas-Area Students After Officials Don’t Pay Ransom

    Clark County in Nevada is largest known school district hit by hackers during Covid-19 pandemic

    A hacker published documents containing Social Security numbers, student grades and other private information stolen from a large public-school district in Las Vegas after officials refused a ransom demanded in return for unlocking district computer servers..."

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/hacker...s-after-officials-dont-pay-ransom-11601297930
     
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    The 'real consequences' of ransomware against schools
    October 20, 2020
    https://statescoop.com/k12-ransomware-attacks-cybersecurity/
     
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    Ransomware surges in education sector in Q3 as attackers wait patiently for start of school year
    November 13, 2020
    https://blog.emsisoft.com/en/37193/...kers-wait-patiently-for-start-of-school-year/
     
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    Ransomware attack cripples Oglethorpe County school system
    November 19, 2020
    https://www.onlineathens.com/news/2...tack-cripples-oglethorpe-county-school-system
     
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    "Baltimore County Schools To Close Monday, Tuesday Due To Ransomware Cyber Attack

    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Schools said Saturday schools will be closed for students on Monday, November 30, and Tuesday, December 1, as a result of the ransomware cyber attack that forced schools to close on Wednesday..."

    https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2020...onday-tuesday-ransomware-cyber-attack-latest/
     
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    Baltimore County Schools Says Its Chromebooks Not Impacted By Ransomware Cyber Attack
    November 29, 2020
    https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2020...ooks-not-impacted-by-ransomware-cyber-attack/
     
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    Audit Found Baltimore County Schools Lacked Data Security
    Report Comes as District Struggles With Ransomware Attack
    November 30, 2020
    https://www.databreachtoday.com/audit-found-baltimore-county-schools-lacked-data-security-a-15478
     
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    Alabama school district shut down by ransomware attack
    December 1, 2020
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...hool-district-shut-down-by-ransomware-attack/
     
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    Senators press CISA to do more to stop K-12 ransomware
    December 2, 2020
    https://statescoop.com/senate-homeland-security-cisa-school-ransomware-brandon-wales/
     
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    Hundreds of BCPS Chromebooks swapped out following ransomware attack
    December 4, 2020
    https://www.wmar2news.com/news/loca...books-swapped-out-following-ransomware-attack
     
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    Investigation in cyber attack stretches into second week, as students return to class
    December 7, 2020
    https://www.waff.com/2020/12/07/inv...tches-into-second-week-students-return-class/
     
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    Baltimore County executive says school officials are refusing to provide information about ransomware attack
    December 11, 2020
    https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryla...0201212-24akcxywgnfwxgsfdu4kpyoz4y-story.html
     
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    Weslaco ISD network hacked, FBI investigating
    December 14, 2020
    https://www.valleycentral.com/news/local-news/weslaco-isd-network-hacked-fbi-investigating/
     
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    Senators push for an investigation into education ransomware conundrum
    December 18, 2020
    https://www.scmagazine.com/home/sec...tigation-into-education-ransomware-conundrum/
     
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