Ransomware the final nail in coffin for small university

A December attack against a long-standing college in Illinois has pushed the institution to permanently close.  After 157 years, Lincoln College, the rural university with an average of 1100 students, is shutting its doors following years of rapid decline triggered by COVID-19 and compounded by the ransomware attack. The ransomware assault that hit in December 2021 originated in Iran, college president David Gerlach told the Chicago Tribune.

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