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Ransomware warning: There’s been another spike in attacks on schools and universities

June 7, 2021

Via: ZDnet

The number of ransomware attacks targeting schools, colleges universities is on the rise again, warns the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

The latest alert comes following a spate of high-profile ransomware attacks around the world during the last month, including incidents encrypting the networks of Colonial Pipeline, Ireland’s Health Service and meat supplier JBS.

The NCSC has previously warned about ransomware attacks targeting the education sector but now late May and early June has seen another increase in incidents – at a critical time of year when it comes to coursework, exams and other assignments.

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