Idaho School District Struggles to Recover Weeks Post Infection

Six Weeks After Ransomware Attack, Idaho School District Still Struggling…

Jerome School District, located in Jerome, Idaho, is still struggling to get their systems fully functional, six weeks after a ransomware infection.  After successfully encrypting the district’s files on December 11, 2017, the cyber criminals demanded bitcoin to decrypt, or unlock, the files.  At that time, the bitcoin demand was equivalent to $65,000.  The school district did not pay the demand.  Instead, they’ve been working on restoring their systems on their own.  So far, they have reported most of the critical systems have been restored.  School officials stated,

“About 95 percent of processes are functional, but there are still some connectivity issues, such as with a food service computer program and PowerSchool, a student management system.”

The school district has not released what information was impacted.  Although, have stressed – no information was taken from the servers by the hackers.

Other Ransomware Attacks

To see a full list of ransomware attacks that have taken place in 2017, you can click here. We have also created a map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.

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