Ca: Appalaches school board & cancer support group hit with Zepto ransomware

CBC reported this earlier this week:

The Sûreté du Québec’s major crimes unit is investigating two cases of ransomware attacks.

The Appalaches school board in Thetford-Mines and La Rose des Vents, a support group for cancer patients in Sherbrooke, reported the cyberattacks to authorities after they could no longer access their online documents.

Both organizations reported that thousands of their files have been encrypted due to a virus called Zepto.

Hackers are demanding $20,000 in ransom from them in order to regain access to their data.

Read more on CBC. I haven’t found any follow-up so far as to what the school board decided to do about paying the ransom demand.

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