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SunCrypt Ransomware behind North Carolina school district data breach

Posted on Sep 5, 2020
SunCrypt Ransomware behind North Carolina school district data breach

A school district in North Carolina disclosed a data breach after having unencrypted files stolen during a SunCrypt Ransomware attack.

The Haywood County School district in North Carolina has suffered a data breach after having unencrypted files stolen during a SunCrypt Ransomware attack.

The ransomware attack took place on August 24th, 2020, but at the time the family of malware that infected the school district was not revealed.

The infection forced the school district to shut down its systems and suspend remote instruction.

Our delay in restarting remote instruction is the uncertainty about the use of staff computers. We will know more when the forensic work is complete.” reads a notice sent by the Haywood County School District to parents.

We apologize for being unable to communicate as effectively as normal. Servers, Internet, and telephone services are still down in the school system. We will send another update at the end of the day.

The school district partially resumed its operations on August 31st, including the remote learning, at the same time it has launched an investigation into the incident that revealed the theft of the data during the attack.

Full article on https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/107913/malware/suncrypt-ransomware-school-district.html

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