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.


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