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Ransomware: Sharp rise in attacks against universities as learning goes online

February 23, 2021

Analysis of ransomware campaigns against higher education found that attacks against universities during 2020 were up 100 percent compared to 2019, and that the average ransom demand now stands at $447,000.

Universities could be considered an easy target for cyber attackers – and the lack of IT resources, combined with students and staff being reliant on the network being available