The Cherry Hill Public School District appears to be a victim of a Ryuk ransomware infection, a particularly vicious form of malware. The District has been without fully functioning computer systems for a week.
"Files within the computer system were reported to be encrypted and screens displayed the word, 'Ryuk,' which is associated with a criminal organization that demands ransomware payments to unlock affected computer systems."
The Ryuk ransomware strain is believed to be controlled by attackers based in Russia.
A huge number of school attacks have been reported this year, highlighting the fact that schools are a target of focus for attackers.
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