How cyberattacks can threaten colleges and universities
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JamesJalaPayneo
From 2019 to 2020, ransomware attacks against universities jumped by 100%, according to BlueVoyant. 1Attackers also started demanding larger sums of money from colleges as the average cost of a ransomware attack in 2020 was $447,000. 1An attack against Monroe College in July 2019 seemed to be one of the first "big game" hunts, with the attackers demanding 170 Bitcoin (around $2 million at the time). 1
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