ResourcesJuly 26, 2022Ransomware attacks against British schools continue

Hive cybercriminal group started operating in June 2021 and has reportedly breached more than 350 organizations just in the past four months. Among their main targets are healthcare and education organizations. Among its victims are now the Wootton Upper School and Kimberley College — both owned by Wootton Academy Trust in Bedfordshire – in England. The criminal group is asking for a ransom of about GBP 500k to unlock and not disclose personal data of students which include addresses, banking and health information. The amount is calipered on the cyber insurance coverage of the Trust, a copy of which Hive declares to have hacked. Find here the response from the Executive Principal of the Wootton Academy Trust.