Update: Wawasee Community School Corporation victim of BlackCat attack
The Wawasee Community School Corporation in Indiana was reportedly the victim of a cyberattack by BlackCat. The threat actors have now leaked what they claim are 9.78 GB of files on their leak site because Wawasee did not pay their demands. Perhaps luckily for Wawasee, the download link is not working at this time.
There does not seem to be any notice of any data leak on Wawasee’s website, but the district had previously alerted parents and employees in January that it was investigating a possible ransomware attack. By January 23, media reported:
As they continued investigation, they confirmed that the corporation had been subject to a ransomware attack that impacted all of their windows-based computers, servers, and other technology systems.
This caused significant disruption to daily operations but the teachers, staff and students were great as they have adapted to the challenging circumstances.
At this time, they do not believe student and employee information and data systems are impacted as they are not located on local servers.
BlackCat did not make any claims as to what types of data or information are in the stolen files. If the files are ever available, we may find out if there is any personal information on personnel or students.