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Universities targeted by “big game hunters”


Covid-19 has seen universities become a popular target for big game hunting cyber criminals, according to a report from BlueVoyant. The report revealed that attacks on higher-education institutions doubled from 2019 to 2020 as the pandemic stretched their cyber resources. With ransom demands exceeding $2 million, combating future attacks will be key for universities and according to the article, a 2019 survey indicates that “hiring and retaining IT talent” is the single top priority for educational institutions.