Cybercriminals are impersonating parents for ransomware attacks on teachers

“The transition to distance learning has been hard enough for teachers around the world but now researchers at Proofpoint have observed a new targeted campaign that attempts to infect their computers with ransomware.

The campaign uses messages where the attacker poses as a parent or guardian submitting an online assignment on behalf of a student claiming that the student encountered technical issues when trying to submit the assignment themselves. However, instead of attaching an assignment to their emails, the attacker has attached a malicious document that downloads a custom ransomware payload.” – read more at TechRadar!