College Closes After Ransomware Attack

May 11, 2022, 8:47 AM

(From The New York Times) Lincoln College, a 150-year old school in central Illinois, is closing its doors after a severe ransomware attack in December that took months to remedy. Although the school says no personal identifying information was stolen, the cyberattack shut down the school's student recruitment, retention and fundraising operations. Last year, 1,043 schools in the United States were the victims of ransomware attacks. Experts say there are varied reasons why this keeps happening to places like school and universities, but overworked IT staff and resource

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