“Lincoln College has survived many difficult and challenging times
— the economic crisis of
1887, a major campus fire in
1912, the Spanish flu of
1918, the Great Depression
, Tweede Wereldoorlog, die 2008 global financial crisis
, en meer, but this is different
,” part of a statement posted to Lincoln College’s website read
As of summer 2021, Lincoln College had roughly 1,200 studente.
Daarbenewens, volgens die verklaring, when the systems were restored in March 2022, daar was “significant enrollment shortfalls, requiring a transformational donation or partnership to sustain Lincoln College beyond the current semester,” en, “Ongelukkig, these efforts did not create long-term viability for Lincoln College in the face of the pandemic.”
Cybercriminals have shown little restraint in locking up the computer systems of schools and universities across the US amid a shift to remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Ransomware affected 62 school districts and the campuses of 26 colleges and universities in 2021, according to cybersecurity firm Emsisoft. Alles vertel, ransomware incidents disrupted learning at more than 1,000 schools in the US in 2021, the firm said.
“Ransomware is a multi-million-dollar problem for the education sector, but its impact is more than financial,” Brett Callow, a threat analyst at Emsisoft, aan CNN gesê. “Attacks also disrupt kids’ educations and cause personal information relating to both students and teachers to leak online.”
Lincoln College held its final graduation ceremony Saturday and will officially close its doors on Friday.