Ransomware attack against Ava School District fails, prompts strengthening of network

KY3 in Missouri reports:

Ransom notes mysteriously shot out of printers in the Ava School District, demanding money to get information back.

The district shut down its network as a precaution.

Ava’s Superintendent doesn’t think a Ransomeware attack that hit early Thursday morning got any important data.

Read more on KY3. It’s interesting to read how much security they did have in place already, as they seem to be a cut above what might be the more typical situation where data aren’t encrypted and a district may not have off-site backups, etc.

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