UK: Dorset school targeted in suspected ransomware attack

Cormac Connelly-Smith reports:

Students at a Dorset secondary school have had their GCSE coursework held hostage by hackers.

It is believed the Sir John Colfox Academy in Bridport was targeted by a ransomware attack, which locks victims out of their personal files unless they pay hackers to unlock them.

The last major ransomware attack was the WannaCry attack which cost the NHS £73m in 2017.

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