Refusal to pay Ransom Results in Release of Confidential Data
Clark County School District in Las Vegas, NV found itself the recipient of a ransomware virus on Aug. 27th - just 3 days after the start of school. When CCSD refused to pay the ransom, the hackers released data containing social security numbers, grades, and other sensitive information. Many data breaches are followed by ransom demands to prevent the release of sensitive information. With more school districts relying on virtual learning and the support of IT systems this school year, they have become frequent victims in cyberattacks.