UK: Hive ransomware group threatens Bedford school, demanding ‘£500k or else’

Clare Turner reports:

Hive Ransomware Group has hacked Wootton Upper School and threatened to post sensitive data unless the school pays out £500,000.

In a message to students and parents, the cyber hackers claim to have infiltrated Wootton networks a number of weeks ago and “managed to encrypt all of Wootton organisation servers”, including Kimberley College.

The Hive Ransomware Group went on to say it had managed to exfiltrate sensitive data such as home addresses, bank details, medical records and students’ psychological reviews – and plans to leak it UNLESS the school meets its ransom demands.

Read more at Bedford Today.  The school’s full response statement can be found on Wootton’s website.

via The Record.

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