Long Island schools hit with 29 ransomware attacks, hacks, other cyber incidents in past 3 years

Craig Schneider and Joie Tyrell report:

Long Island schools suffered from at least 29 incidents of ransomware, computer hacks and other cyber incidents over the past three years, ranging from attacks that crippled computer networks to worker errors that exposed Social Security numbers, addresses and other private information, according to records obtained from the state Education Department.

Thirteen of those incidents involved ransomware, hacks or cyberattacks in which someone infiltrated computer systems, according to data obtained by Newsday through a Freedom of Information Law request. Sixteen were due to human error, such as a school worker accidentally releasing private information of students or staff, or an employee inadvertently clicking on a link that unleashed a malicious virus onto the network.

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