Conti ransomware gang hits Broward County Schools with $40M demand

Coral Glades High School, part of Broward County Public Schools. The $40 million ransomware attack on the district was one of a wave of cases targeting educational institutions over the last couple of weeks. (Formulanone, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

The Conti ransomware gang encrypted the systems at Broward County Public Schools several weeks ago and threatened to release sensitive student, teacher and employee personal data unless the district paid an enormous $40 million ransom.   

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