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GCHQ agency 'strongly urges' Brit universities, colleges to protect themselves after spike in ransomware infections

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

"This trove of information puts a target on the back of every good-sized school, college, or university."

Just an idea but how about putting that trove on its own isolated network? Yes, inconvenient when somebody has to answer a query that came in by email. But look on it as a choice of that inconvenience vs the inconvenience of an attack on that trove and at best having to rebuild it from backups and at worst seeing it copied off and sold to the highest bidder - or all bidders.

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