Public school systems attacked by ransomware

Exploit: Ransomware
Fort Sumner Municipal Schools (New Mexico) & Washington Local Schools (Ohio): Local Education Agency 


Risk to Business: 1.804 = 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.

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Bad actors know that using ransomware against targets with time-sensitive business can be profitable.

Risk Levels:
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk

*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.

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