8 Surprising Reasons Hackers Target Schools
Hackers are targeting schools more frequently- millions of dollars are spent on researching the latest healthcare innovations, AI technology and more, which is some of the reasons hackers develop innovative strategies to steal this information. However, when a big business like Facebook or Wells Fargo is targeted by and suffers from a breach, it’s understandable — these companies store massive amounts of data, a lot of which is immediately valuable to hackers. Credit card information, passwords, and Social Security numbers stored en-masse can all be instantly used to breach accounts or steal someone’s identity.
But business organizations aren’t the only entities that are susceptible to and indeed targeted by cyber attacks. An increasing number of educational institutions are falling victim to ransomware attacks that result in data breaches, or in devices being held to ransom.