The number of affected schools more than doubled in under three months.

A new report from the security solutions provider Armor has revealed that 1,039 schools across the US have fallen victim to a ransomware attack in 2019.

Since January, 72 school districts have publicly reported falling victim to ransomware and 11 of these school districts had their systems affected by ransomware since the end of October, with 226 schools being directly affected as a result.

Armor’s report shed further light on whether or not these school districts ended up paying the cybercriminals behind the attacks…

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