UK Schools Ransomware Attacks Demanding £15M.

In January 2023, reports of rampant ransomware attacks hitting schools all over the UK were shared by multiple news publications. 

These ransomware attacks were committed by a group known as ‘Vice Society' — a hacking organisation that had already attacked the Los Angeles Unified School District in Autumn 2022 — who afterwards turned their attention to schools throughout the UK.

A total of fourteen schools throughout the UK were hit throughout the latter half of 2022, and the data breached was vital information such as student information, passports, contracts, teaching materials, and other important and sensitive information. The information was then leaked on the dark web, on a website hosted by Vice Society.

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