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Everything we know so far about the ransomware attack on Los Angeles schools


A Russian-speaking hacking group known for targeting schools claims responsibility

Carly Page

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Los Angeles Unified School District, or LAUSD — the second largest district in the U.S. with more than 1,000 schools and 6,000 students — confirmed this week that it was hit by a cyberattack over the weekend, disrupting access to its IT systems.
Details about the incident, described as “criminal in nature” and later confirmed to be ransomware, remain vague. It’s not yet known whether data was stolen, and while LAUSD resumed classes as planned on Tuesday following the long Labor Day weekend, the impact on schools is currently unclear. LAUSD’s chief communications officer Shannon Haber has not responded to multiple requests for comment.
While there is a lot we don’t yet know, a number of details about the incident are beginning to emerge.
Vice Society claims responsibility
Vice Society, a Russian-speaking ransomware group and known for targeting the education sector, claimed responsibility for the LAUSD ransomware attack.

Vice Society is a double-extortion ransomware group, meaning it typi …

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