Schools on Red Alert After FBI Issues Cybersecurity Warning


The FBI has released a public service announcement that K-12 schools should expect a surge of cyberattacks, particularly ransomware infections, during the ongoing uptick in remote-learning as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Schools, colleges, and universities have all experienced an increased reliance on technology, they have opened up their infrastructure to enable remote learning connections, yet their resources dedicated to network defense haven’t grown accordingly. With their attack surfaces wider than ever before, schools have come to represent prized ransomware victims.