Ransomware hit US schools at steady rate in 2022

By Matt Kapko 
k12dive.com
2 min
January 4, 2023



Rate of ransomware attacks against schools holds steady

The number of schools potentially affected by these attacks was also much greater last year. School districts hit by ransomware in 2022 represent 1,981 schools, almost double the amount of K-12 schools potentially compromised in 2021.

Schools were not alone. Local and state governments also saw ransomware levels hold steady.

Ransomware groups successfully exfiltrated data from U.S. schools at a rate of nearly two-thirds in 2022, up from half of all organizations hit in 2021.

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