FCC wants to improve cyber protections for schools, libraries

Ransomware attacks and cybersecurity threats against schools are multiplying and have led to some dramatic consequences.

Last year, the Los Angeles Unified School District was hit by a ransomware attack that resulted in hackers posting 500 gigabytes of stolen data online, after the district’s superintendent refused to pay the ransom. The attack compromised about 2,000 student assessment records and other data. The district has remained mostly quiet on the attack as it continues to investigate the cause.

Read more…
Source: Government Executive