Syracuse ransomware attack: School district expects to pay $50,000, insurance pays rest

James T. Mulder reports:

The Syracuse City School District expects to pay a $50,000 insurance deductible to restore its computer system which was hit by a ransomware attack more than two weeks ago.

The district did not say if the insurance carrier paid a ransom to attackers. The insurance carrier, who the district did not identify, hired cyber security experts to obtain decryption keys to unlock the computer system within 24 hours of the July 8th attack.


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