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10/30/2019
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Ransomware Attack Hits Las Cruces, New Mexico Public Schools

The attack early in the morning of October 29 has taken all of the school district's systems offline.

A ransomware attack against Las Cruces, New Mexico's public school system has shut down computers and networks across the district. School district IT teams reportedly reacted quickly, shutting down all computers immediately after detecting the attack at 0700 on October 29. According to the district, no student data is believed to have been compromised.

Computer systems currently remain shut down as IT staff evaluate the extent of the damage and develop a remediation plan.

According to EmsiSoft, the first nine months of 2019 saw ransomware attacks against 621 government entities; healthcare service providers; and school districts, colleges and universities. That number includes at least 62 educations institution incidents involving more than 1,000 individual schools.

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10/31/2019 | 10:49:24 AM
As they develop a plan
Here we go yet again?  Hey dummies running IT - YOU SHOULD HAVE A PLAN, tested and on the shelf ready to be used whenever something goes down,  Ransomware is much the same as a data center failure. So now they have to develop one.  Gee, would be easier if they had one in the first place. 
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