Successful Cyberattack on School Districts in New Mexico, Ohio

Exploit: Ransomware
Risk to Business: Severe

The Cl0p ransomware gang has posted information that points to a successful RANSOMWARE ATTACK against the Fort Sumner Municipal Schools agency in New Mexico. The Superintendent of Schools in the district confirmed the incident. This is just the latest in a long string of ransomware attacks that have impacted public school systems in the US. Just this week, the Washington Local Schools district in Ohio was also hit with a ransomware attack, this time impacting the district’s phone, email, internet and WiFi networks as well as Google Classroom.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

Stress on your Business: Companies that store large quantities of personal or medical information are prime targets for the bad guys.

How Sieve can help: Every company needs a Ransomware resilience plan that will help insulate organizations from trouble like this.  Contact us at 414.238.2110 or at [email protected] to schedule a Ransomware Vulnerability Assessment and learn more about how Ransomware is evolving and get tips for protecting your data.

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