Hackers’ Latest Target: School Districts

Many kinds of public institutions have been hit with ransomware attacks in recent years, but school districts are proving to be particularly enticing to hackers. Schools handle a lot of personal data and may not have strong technology teams, leaving them vulnerable to attacks, experts say.

Some hackers demand ransom; others sweep up personal data for sale to identity thieves. But whatever hackers’ motives, school systems around the country have been the targets of their cyberattacks.

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