Ransomware Takes Down Oregon Public School

Another Ransomware Attack Targets Oregon Public School

Roseburg Public Schools in Oregon is the most recent educational institution feeling the wrath of cyber criminals.  On Monday, May 7, 2018, school officials identified an undisclosed ransomware variant on their networks.  The malicious attack took down the school’s email systems, website, and software.  IT professionals are working to restore the encrypted files and have also published a temporary website until they’re able to get the permanent website back online.

School officials are not releasing the ransomware variant or the ransom demands, due to the investigation being ongoing.

Roseburg’s superintendent, Gerry Washburn made the following statement to The News Review,

“We are making every effort to ensure that our systems are brought back on line (sic) and to minimize disruption to our schools. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.”

Other Ransomware Attacks

For a list of ransomware attacks that have already taken place in 2018, you may click here. We have also created a map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.

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