WA schools prepare for potential Russian cyberattacks

Russian cyberattacks on U.S. schools could cause severe disruptions, Mardock noted.

“If schools are forced to go offline and parents can’t go to work because they have to stay home to care for their children, that could have a big impact on the local economy, law enforcement, all sorts of things,” she said. “If I was a bad guy trying to mess with the U.S. and I was using schools as my tool, I would probably try to scare parents, create a lot of fear and uncertainty and distrust. You’re looking to destabilize.”

School districts across the country are trying to shore up their cybersecurity after the federal government’s warning

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