Tags ransomware

Ryuk ransomware shuts down New Mexico school district a second time

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

Gadsden Independent School District is working to restore systems after being hit by the same ransomware virus for the second time in less than a year.

Ransomware used HVAC to infect Michigan K-12 district

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

Students were told to stay home as staff at Richmond Community Schools work to restore functionality to heating, telephone and other critical systems.

Senate bill would order DHS to review K-12 cybersecurity

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

New legislation would direct DHS to review of K-12 cybersecurity risks and implement guidelines to defend against threats like ransomware.

Yet another school district hit by ransomware, this time in Illinois

by Colin Wood • 4 months ago

Nearly 50 school districts and hundreds of schools have been hit by ransomware this year. Sycamore Community School District 427 is the latest victim.

Ransomware forces New Mexico school district to scrub 30,000 devices

by Colin Wood • 5 months ago

Administrators declined to engage with their ransomers, opting instead to wipe the hard drives of 39 schools' computers one by one.

New Mexico school district still offline from ransomware

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

Administrators, who have shut down systems as they resolve the issue, say they're "not exactly sure" when they'll be operational again.

Maryland privacy council tackles substandard student data protections

by Ryan Johnston • 6 months ago

The council's work is a reaction to a recent audit finding that Social Security numbers of students and teachers had not been properly secured.

Ransomware attacks against schools are surging, researchers find

by Benjamin Freed • 7 months ago

Nearly 50 school districts and educational institutions have been the victims of ransomware attacks in 2019, according to cloud security firm Armor.

Wolcott, Conn., school district hit by second ransomware attack

by Colin Wood • 7 months ago

Before the district could decide to pay the first ransom from an attack in June, administrators discovered a second attack earlier this month.

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