63% of UK institutions attacked by “ransomware,” say FOI documents

August 25, 2016

More than three out of five postsecondary institutions in the UK have been the target of a ransomware attack, according to Freedom of Information requests filed by an international cybersecurity company. 56% of institutions reported having experienced such an attack in the past year, while one institution admitted that it had been attacked on 21 separate occasions during this period. The inquiry also found that only one institution said it had contacted police following an attack, and the value of ransoms demanded ranged between £77 and £2,299. SC Magazine