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Hackers extort $28k ransom from Los Angeles college


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The Los Angeles Community College District paid nearly $30,000 to regain access to computer systems seized by a ransomware infection that was discovered as students showed up for the first day of classes, educators said this week.

Roughly 1,800 teachers and staff of Los Angeles Valley College found themselves unable to access campus computers Tuesday, the start of the semester, due to being targeted by what District Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez described as “malicious cyber activity,” Los Angeles Daily News reported this weekend. – READ MORE

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