'It's really a defense': As cyberattacks rise, officials urge schools to take precautions – New Hampshire Bulletin

Posted on AllSides August 22nd, 2023
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When the Concord School District experienced a cybersecurity attack in 2016, Pamela McLeod was the director of technology. The aftermath, she recalled, was crushing. The infiltrators swept up the W-2 wage and tax forms for all of the district’s employees, which included their names, addresses, and Social Security numbers. The targets were forced to move quickly, check their accounts, and initiate credit monitoring. And the attack wasn’t limited to adults; student refugees, who were working as custodial staff in the summer, were also swept up, McLeod said. “It’s just devastating,”...

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