Hackers Demand $19K After Infecting California School District

San Ysidro School District Suffers Ransomware Attack

On September 16th, San Ysidro School District of California was hit with a ransomware attack.  The ransomware impacted emails from August through the middle of September, as well as select computer files.  After encryption, an automated message was sent to the district demanding $19,000 to restore the emails and files.  Fortunately, all of the encrypted data was backed up.  Therefore San Ysidro School District was able to return their systems back to normal without having to pay the hackers, and they didn’t lose any data.

Other Ransomware Attacks

To see a full list of ransomware attacks that have taken place this year, you can click here. We have also created a ransomware map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.

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