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High school hacker’s story a lesson on student data security

September 11, 2019


Research ⁠— and experience ⁠—has shown schools are notoriously easy targets for hackers because they are a goldmine of data that does well on the black market. Already this school year, there has been a spike in ransomware attacks in the K-12 sector, which is ranked last in cybersecurity when compared with other industries, according to District Administration.

On the heels of multiple school cyberattack incidents in Louisiana, just last week, the Flagstaff Unified School District in Arizona closed schools for two days after a hacker installed ransomware on district computers and demanded payment in Bitcoin.

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