Port Neches-Groves ISD recovered access to files — but only after paying ransom

There’s an update to the ransomware attack on Port Neches-Groves ISD in Texas, previously noted on this site on November 12.

Raegan Gibson reports that as of Monday, November 18, the district had regained access to its files — but it involved paying ransom, most of which was covered by the district’s insurance:

The attackers originally asked for $55,000, paid in Bitcoins. Gauthier said the insurance company ultimately paid roughly $35,000, via Bitcoins.

Gauthier said the only out-of-pocket cost to the district was the $2,500 deductible paid to the insurance.

Read more on 12NewsSee also GovTech for follow-up details.

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