Hackers target Monroe College with ransomware, demand $2 million in bitcoin
Stephanie Pagones reports:
Monroe College is “under cyberattack” by hackers who demanded approximately $2 million in bitcoin, police and school officials said Thursday.
The school’s computer programs were hacked around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday by a group that got in through ransomware and halted the system, cops said.
The hackers sent a message demanding that the university, which has a location on Jerome Avenue in Kingsbridge Heights, send 170 bitcoin — the equivalent of $2 million — in order to have its system restored.
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