Ransomware attacks on educational institutions shoot up sharply: Sophos’ report
K.V. Kurmanath reports:
…In the absence of proper cyber security shields and defence mechanisms, the number of ransomware attacks in this sector has gone up significantly, said a report by Sophos, a British-based security software and hardware company.
“The ‘State of Ransomware in Education 2022’ finds that about 60 per cent of the education institutions suffered attacks in 2021 as against 44 per cent in 2020. As many as 73 per cent of them reported a data encryption rate, with 7 per cent of them taking at least three months to recover the data.
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