Hackers Demand Ransom From LAUSD
A group of hackers who breached the LA Unified School District this month have now demanded a ransom, Supt. Alberto Carvalho confirmed Tuesday.
Carvalho would not disclose the amount of the demand. It’s also unclear what information the hackers were able to obtain. Employee social security numbers and other sensitive information are believed to be safe, and the district does not collect social security numbers for students. However, grades, disciplinary records, and disability status may have been obtained.
LAUSD’s next moves are being determined in consultation with the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department.
On Friday, the Biden administration unveiled a new cybersecurity grant program for states and local governments. You can read more about that here.