Cyber Attacks On Schools: Who, What, Why and Now What?

Alyson Klein reports:

Shadowy criminal gangs with sinister names like The Dark Overlord are terrorizing schools. They hack into district networks and then demand hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom payments, making threats of terrible consequences if schools do not agree to hand over the money.

It’s a growing problem that’s now tougher to tackle as districts lean further into the use of technology for teaching and learning and the management of schools and cyber criminals get craftier and more sophisticated. And, more and more, it is becoming a problem faced by districts of all sizes, all across the country.


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