Cyber Actors Target K-12 Distance Learning Education to Cause Disruptions and Steal Data

Highlights a cybersecurity issue targeting kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) educational institutions. There has been a rise in ransomware attacks, the theft of data, and the disruption of distance learning services. Cyber actors likely view schools as targets of opportunity, and these types of attacks are expected to continue through the 2020/2021 academic year. 

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