Why is the Education Industry in the risk
group for phishing attacks?
Educational sector is preyed on by specific types of phishing campaigns, including spear phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks. Spear phishing attacks are mostly focused on specific individuals or departments within an institution. In a BEC attack, cybercriminals impersonate a trusted party to get fraudulent invoice payments or other funds. Cybercriminals often demand large ransom payments in exchange for sensitive student records. In some cases, they directly threaten the safety of students and staff via SMS messages. As educational institutions do not have adequate resources, funding, or staffing to properly protect and defend their networks, threat actors continue to target universities and schools.
Risks associated with cyberattacks for educational industry:
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