Ransomware used HVAC to infect Michigan K-12 district
Students were told to stay home as staff at Richmond Community Schools work to restore functionality to heating, telephone and other critical systems.
Senate bill would order DHS to review K-12 cybersecurity
New legislation would direct DHS to review of K-12 cybersecurity risks and implement guidelines to defend against threats like ransomware.
Yet another school district hit by ransomware, this time in Illinois
Nearly 50 school districts and hundreds of schools have been hit by ransomware this year. Sycamore Community School District 427 is the latest victim.
Ransomware forces New Mexico school district to scrub 30,000 devices
Administrators declined to engage with their ransomers, opting instead to wipe the hard drives of 39 schools' computers one by one.
New Mexico school district still offline from ransomware
Administrators, who have shut down systems as they resolve the issue, say they're "not exactly sure" when they'll be operational again.
Maryland privacy council tackles substandard student data protections
The council's work is a reaction to a recent audit finding that Social Security numbers of students and teachers had not been properly secured.
Ransomware attacks against schools are surging, researchers find
Nearly 50 school districts and educational institutions have been the victims of ransomware attacks in 2019, according to cloud security firm Armor.
Wolcott, Conn., school district hit by second ransomware attack
Before the district could decide to pay the first ransom from an attack in June, administrators discovered a second attack earlier this month.
Ransomware shuts down classes, childcare centers in Flagstaff, Arizona
The district says it was forced to unplug and shut down classes, childcare centers, district preschools and an after-school program.