Ottawa’s French public school board paid hackers a ransom following cyberattack

Ted Raymond reports:

 Ottawa’s French public school board says it was the victim of a network security breach in October and it paid the hackers a ransom to secure the stolen data.

In a statement on its website, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) said it was notified of the cyberattack on Oct. 18. The network was secured later that day, but officials learned hackers had stolen approximately 75 gigabytes worth of data about employees and some students and parents dating back to 2000 that was stored on a server at the board’s main office.

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