FBI WARNS OF CYBERATTACKS TO DISTANCE LEARNING

Written by on January 5, 2021

AS STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO THE CLASSROOM AFTER THE HOLIDAYS, THE FBI IS WARNING STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS THAT CYBER CRIMINALS AND BAD ACTORS ARE LOOKING TO EXPLOIT ONLINE CLASSROOMS.

FBI CYBER SECTION CHIEF DAVE RING SAYS THE AGENCY HAS SEEN AN UPTICK IN RANSOMWARE ATTACKS.

IN EARLY DECEMBER, THE FBI AND THE CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY ISSUED A WARNING THAT SHOWED A NEARLY 30% INCREASE IN RANSOMWARE ATTACKS AGAINST SCHOOLS.


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