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Cyber Threat Analysis

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A survey of 499 IT decision makers in the education sector found that 44% of organisations were hit by ransomware in the last year.

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Cyber Threat Analysis Report Contents

Recent TA Activity

A large number of known threat groups target the Higher Education sector. In this section, we shall highlight particularly active groups.




• Affiliation: China, association with Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) 
• Active Since: 2006
• Motives: Espionage
• Common Software: Cobalt Strike, Mimikatz, PlugX, PoisonIvy & pwdump
• Common Techniques:


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An Overview

Below is a brief overview of notable statistics that emerged regarding the Higher-Education cyber threat landscape during the last quarter.

A 157-year-old College closed its doors for good due to a crippling ransomware attack. The college publicly stated that unpreparedness contributed significantly to
this downfall.
• A report found in 2021, ransomware attacks on US schools and colleges cost $3.56bn & that 4 days of downtime & 30 days of recovery was the average across the education
sector post attack.

Recent Threat Actor Activity