A Los Angeles college reportedly paid hackers a $28,000 ransom after a cyberattack kept students and faculty locked out of their accounts.
The Valley Star, the Los Angeles Valley College school newspaper, reported Friday that hackers locked students and staff out of files, emails and messaging systems and threatened to delete everything if the ransom wasnât paid within a week. The school eventually paid the fee in bitcoins after it determined that was the cheaper alternative than to remove the hackersâ ransomware virus.
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