Hackers have no scruples. A few weeks ago we reported that hackers were now targeting the education sector. Just over a week ago the Clark County School District (CCSD) in Las Vegas reopened for the autumn term and was attacked by hackers three days later. Some computer systems were infected with a virus that prohibited access to certain files. AFter the district refused to pay the ransom the hackers published numerous documents, including Social Security numbers, exam grades and other staff and student information. This was no small attack as more than 320,000 students are currently served in Clark County, Nevada. Many other schools across the US have been similarly targeted, with perpetrators being in some cases young teenagers, but IP addresses have been traced as far away as Russia, Ukraine, China and Iraq. Precautions need to be taken and some investment in preventative solutions to protect staff and students alike.