SC: Dorchester School District 2 says $2,900 ransom paid to recover data after server breach, but no identities stolen

Drew Tripp reports:

Dorchester School District 2 officials say no student or staff member’s identity information was stolen or compromised in a ransomware attack on the district’s computer network servers over the summer, but that some files were corrupted and lost, and the district was forced to pay a ransom to regain access to other data.

In a letter sent to parents and staff Wednesday, DD2 officials revealed its operating system and database were left disabled on 25 of the 65 servers for the district’s computer network after they were infected with a ransomware virus during the summer.

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