Rockville Centre pays almost $100G to hackers after ransomware attack, officials say

Joie Tyrrell reports:

The Rockville Centre school district paid almost $100,000 to restore its data after being hacked with a ransomware virus that encrypted files on the system’s server until payment was made to unlock the information, officials said Friday.

The Nassau County district was among several statewide targeted by a ransomware virus that encrypts data, essentially locking users out of access to their files. Mineola’s server was corrupted by the same ransomware, known as “Ryuk,” but the district said it did not have to pay a ransom to unlock data because it had everything backed up offline.

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