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New Haven Public Schools hit with ransomware attack

New Haven Public Schools hit with ransomware attack
  • The district successfully restored back all the encrypted files through backups that were located separately on a secure offsite server.
  • The district’s Chief Operating Officer confirmed that the district has not paid any ransom amount to the attackers in order to get the files back.

New Haven Public Schools suffered a ransomware attack, which crippled the school’s official website.

Key highlights

Michael Pinto, the district’s Chief Operating Officer, did not reveal much about the attack but said that the attackers infected the school’s website with ransomware. While the school was working on the new website, Pinto confirmed that the attack was not due to any software installation, but because of the attackers.

“It was a hacker attack. This was not because we installed any software,” Pinto said, New Haven Independent reported.

Upon which, the school reviewed its security protocols and worked diligently to restore the critical functionality of the school.

What was the response?

The district successfully restored back all the encrypted files through backups that were located separately on a secure offsite server.

“We’re back up and running. Pinto said. He confirmed that the district has not paid any ransom amount to the attackers in order to get the files back.

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