NY: Mattituck School District targeted in ransomware attack Wednesday

Melissa Azofeifa and Joe Werkmeister report:

The Mattituck-Cutchogue School District was the latest Long Island district to be the target of a ransomware attack.

Superintendent Shawn Petretti issued a statement Friday saying an investigation into the attack is in its early stages.

From the district’s statement:

“On Wednesday, July 6, our school district became the latest target of a ransomware attack and a potential breach to our data system. We immediately contacted the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Eastern Suffolk BOCES and the district’s insurance carrier to determine the viability of this potential breach.

Read the rest of their statement at Suffolk Times.

h/t, @Chum1ng0

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