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Education sector witnessed record number of cyberattacks in July: report

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India’s education and research sectors were most vulnerable to cyberattacks among all others in the month of July, with an average of 5,196 attacks weekly per organisation, if a report by security research firm Check Point is to be believed.
In more than half of the countries surveyed, education and research sectors were the most attacked sector in 94% of them, including it in the top three most attacked sectors.
This marked a 22% increase from the first half of 2021, the report noted.
Around the world, the education or research sectors experienced the highest volume of online attacks, with an average of 1,739 attacks weekly per organisation. This marked a nearly 30% increase from the first six months of the year, as per Check Point.

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