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.