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Holiday ransomware attacks hit education harder than other sectors

November 22, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

With Thanksgiving break looming this weekend and the longer winter holiday break just around the corner, take note: The report found holidays and weekends make education and other sectors particularly susceptible to ransomware attacks because of typically skeletal staff working at those times.

In fact, the recent major ransomware attack on the Los Angeles Unified School District occurred over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The attack led to about 250,000 files, some containing sensitive personal data, being leaked on the dark web from the nation’s second-largest district.

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