Monroe College Hit with Ransomware AttackAll campuses are affected, with attackers demanding $2 million in Bitcoin in exchange for decryption keys.
Monroe College, based in the Bronx, New York, has been hit by a ransomware attack demanding $2 million in Bitcoin to release its encrypted data.
According to police sources, the attack has had an impact on Monroes College campuses and facilities in Manhattan, New Rochelle, NY, and Florida. The attack was reported to the police on June 10.
The college has not released details of the attack, though the school's website was still offline as of this post. The ransomware attack comes on the heels of significant ransomware events at three small towns in Florida and the city of Baltimore, Maryland.
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