Ransomware Storm Against Schools and School Districts

School Districts, Schools and Colleges across the country are under a ransomware attack.  These attacks are have resulted in the widespread operational disruption. Educational institutions rank #2 in ransomware attack popularity. So far, in 2019, over 500 education institutions have been hit, representing a 4,500 % increase over 2018. Ransomware works because it causes a sense of urgency with a ton of pressure to stay up and operational. Criminals find them an easy target – they can’t afford to shut down — and are more likely to the requested ransom.