Three Democratic senators requested a federal auditing group look into how the national government assists local school districts in fighting the scourge of ransomware.

In a letter dated December 16, Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz, and Jackie Rosen, D-Nev., requested the Government Accountability Office look into "efforts by Education, DHS, and other relevant federal agencies to assist school districts in securing themselves from cyber threats and the effectiveness of these efforts."

The letter notes recent ransomware attacks against school districts in the senators' home states and beyond, a problem the senators note is exacerbated by the increased use of computers in COVID-19-era telelearning.

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