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A ransomware attack has left 37,000 pupils in London and the South East of England without access to email.
The Harris Federation, which is based in Croydon and operates 48 primary and secondary academies, reported the crippling attack over the weekend.
Knowing how ransomware is evolving is key to protecting against it, writes Ezat Dayeh, Senior Engineer Manager UK&I at Cohesity.
It is understood Campari was struck with Ragnar Locker, a sophisticated and relatively new form of ransomware first observed in 2019 affecting Microsoft Windows machines and associated with a hacking group of the same name. Security vendor Sophos has previously detected Ragnar Locker deployed inside a virtual machine to hide it from view.
The UK’s cybersecurity agency has issued an alert to schools, colleges and universities about an increase in hacking attempts around the start of the new academic year.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned the education sector to be aware of ransomware attacks and urged organisations to follow their guidance on securing their networks.
Attackers continue to use the same methods that worked for them long before 2020: find a way in, then target privileged access to unlock doors.