A growing list of schools being hacked

Josh Klasco Blog

The world of cybersecurity is constantly changing. As professionals in this field, it’s our job to monitor trends and see how threats are developing. Over the past year, we’ve seen cyberattacks on educational institutions dramatically increase.

Here is a growing list of schools, colleges, and universities that have suffered a cyberattack.


May 2022 — Ransomware attack shuts down 157-year-old Lincoln College.

May 2022 — FBI warns US colleges about widespread VPN credential leaks.

November 2022 — Cyberattck forced the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) to reconstruct its IT infrastructure.

November 2022 — All public schools in two Michigan counties closed for several days after a cyberattack.

November 2022 — Cincinnati State College suffers data breach

November 2022 — New Jersey schools shut down for three days after an unauthorized party gained access to the system.

January 2023 — Swansea Public Schools canceled classes due to a ransomware attack that shut down the district’s network.

January 2023 — Iowa’s largest public school system canceled classes following the abnormal network activity that prompted the district to pull its systems offline.

January 2023 — Ransomware attack closes four schools on Nantucket.

Inadequate cybersecurity is the common thread throughout all of these attacks. There was a time that the average person didn’t know about the threat of cyberattacks. Those days are long gone. Today, there is no excuse for weak cybersecurity.

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