Category: Education

Ransomware Attacks Force School Districts to Shore Up—or Pay Up

A big problem was waiting for Matt Jensen, the superintendent of the Bigfork public schools, as he arrived to work on a Monday in November. His 900-student Montana district was under a cyberattack. A self-replicating computer virus had eaten its way through most of the schools’ servers—including the student-information system—and encrypted huge amounts of data, …