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5,000 web sites were offline, belonged to school districts, timeline is similar to 2017 for me

Hello everyoone,

This articular article was sent to our list today, and reminds us that ransomware is still on the loose.

Similar to what happened with me indirectly in 2017 Valley College where I had attended free classes was affected then. A Cyberscoop article I blogged about in 2019 talked about this too.

Then we come to this NCSAM posting I blogged about in 2020 titled NCSAM: Schools are no longer safe, now PII on students are out on the surface and dark Web In that article, I blog about this heavily linking to those articles on top of my own thoughts on what I think we should do.

While Valley College affected me, these cases that are talked about affect more students than just your college student. I could only imagine what parents are giving the schools now even though Covid is becoming a problem again and distance learning is taking hold once again.

Now, Michael gives us this tech crunch article: Finalsite ransomware attack forces 5,000 school websites offline. It is similar to my story because it happened right after the beginning of the year, and actors know that during the holiday, this is the time they can pounce on such a target. This particular case is much larger than Valley College for me, and the numerous school attacks I’ve blogged through the years as this story covers 5,000 schools hit at once. This is a bigger deal than Valley, but similar because of the timing.

Let’s make no mistake about it, any of these stories are bad, and I don’t wish people to go through any of it.

We’re sadly in a different era now, and my email from knowb4 indicates that we’re now in nuclear ransomware 3.0. I haven’t read the email yet, but saw that this morning.

I’m not sure now what to think. I hope that we can try to get a grasp on this before it is too late. Read all of these articles, including the latest on the 5,000 schools and what might affect you. Just be aware of it.

One of the paragraphs I’m only quoting partially says:

Finalsite spokesperson Morgan Delack told TechCrunch that 5,000 of its total 8,000 global customers — including school districts in Kansas City, Illinois, and Missouri — are affected by the incident.

One reddit user claimmed that email couldn’t be sent either. Some email may still not be reaching customers (you, the parent or student) as we speak. This is now becomoing a larger problem, one that we are not yet capable of grasping quite yet. Just take a look, and be aware.


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