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29.09.2020

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Personal data of students and employees got leaked. Many of those within Nevada’s Clark County School District had their details exposed shortly after school officials refused to pay ransom.

Government organisations have been facing lots of ransomware incidents over the past few years. And instead of only making information “indecipherable” until violators obtain their ransom, now they tend to leak it up for grabs to speed the money transfer from those who were targeted in the hacker attack.

The school district, which comprises Las Vegas, has been aware about the problem since the end of August but didn’t hasten to confirm what data was compromised.

The scammers have allegedly disclosed addresses, retirement info and Social Security numbers as regards employees, and divulged student data including names, dates of birth, addresses, schools and grades.