Little Rock School Board approves paying ransom
There’s an update to the ransomware incident involving Little Rock schools, and it’s not a happy one. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that at a school board meeting yesterday, the board authorized paying $250,000 “plus other fees.”
The incident was first detected on November 11.
A number of issues concerning transparency and compliance with Arkansas laws are mentioned in Cynthia Howell’s reporting.
The board vote was 6-3 with board President Greg Adams along with board members Michael Mason, Sandrekkia Morning, Evelyn Callaway, Joyce Wesley and Wilson voting for the motion to pursue a settlement agreement. Board members Vicki Hatter, Norma Johnson and Ali Noland voted against it.
Read more at NWAonline.