Exploitation Accounts For 29% of Education Sector Attacks

October 11, 2023 | The education sector is increasingly targeted by cyber threats, with 29% of attacks on K-12 schools originating from vulnerability exploitation, and 30% from phishing campaigns in 2023, according to a report by cybersecurity solutions provider Critical Start. The report highlights the growing use of Quick Response (QR) codes in phishing attacks, where cybercriminals disguise themselves as Microsoft security notifications and embed QR codes within PNG images or PDF attachments. Ransomware groups are collaborating more extensively, sharing tactics and procedures, while Microsoft Teams’ vulnerability allows external accounts to send harmful files directly to an organization’s staff, increasing the risk of successful attacks.

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