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Could Your School Survive A Ransomware Attack?

With so many attacks on schools already in 2021, it's time for the education sector to demand more funding for essential software and technology to protect them from harmful cyber-threats says Burak Agca
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UK universities have been hard hit by ransomware attacks

When you hear the word ‘ransomware’ you expect a story of banks, insurance companies or big business that has been infected with malware by someone on the dark web out for financial gain. You don’t expect tales of cancelled parents’ evenings yet this is what happened at Ely College on March 15. Covid testing was suspended for 24 hours while systems were down, and the school also had to delay the deadline for Year 8 options.

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