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Broward County Schools threatened by hackers demanding $40 million in ransom

first_imgScammers targeting job seekers with hidden malware April 14, 2021 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)– The Broward County School District was hacked by a criminal group that demanded $40 million in ransom.The gang threatened to erase the school district’s files as well as post student and staff’s personal information online. Broward County Public Schools said Thursday that there is no indication that personal information had been stolen. They did not pay the ransomware gang, as reported by the AP. In an attempt to pressure the district, the group posted screenshots of the negotiations online. Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement AdvertisementThe district is working with cybersecurity expects to investigate and fix the affected systems. While the school district said they will not pay any ransom, they did offer to pay to pay $500,000 in a conversation with the hackers. The group then ended negotiations. Public school districts have been targets of ransomeware attacks before. As reported by the AP, last year, the districts of Baltimore County, Maryland; Fairfax County, Virginia; Hartford, Connecticut; and Fort Worth, Texas, were targeted. Driver of stolen car arrested for leading Collier County deputies on chase April 2, 2021 Knife-wielding man shot & killed by deputy April 17, 2021 AdvertisementTags: broward countyHackers At least 544 schools, colleges and universities have suffered a ransomware attack this year, according to cybersecurity analyst Brett Callow. Seven districts had personal data published. Faceless group of hackers responsible for Colonial Pipeline shutdown May 14, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more