Now ransomware is inundating public school systems
Robert R. Ackerman Jr. reports:
Almost every American adult knows that cyberattacks and breaches are ubiquitous and have primarily targeted companies and government entities. They might even know that the single most common breach these days is ransomware, a malicious process by which hackers dismantle computer systems and don’t fix them until a ransom is paid.[…]
According to the FBI, cybercriminals are hitting schools with malevolent tools and tactics they initially found to be effective against businesses. The ZeuS Trojan, for instance, is malware that targets Microsoft Windows machines running on school computers and not only freezes systems but sends stolen personal data back to criminals’ servers, where it’s also held hostage or sold on the dark web.
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