Ransomware gangs use email attachments, fake websites, and existing vulnerabilities to propagate ransomware.

Five of the attacks on education organizations this year have been conducted using Ryuk ransomware.

Educational institutions including schools and colleges have become a hot target of ransomware. A recent report from Armor has identified a total of 49 education institutions and school districts that were impacted by ransomware attacks since January 2019. While some of them resorted to paying the ransom by relying on backup data, there are a few that could not make it due to the lack of proper security measures.