According to sources, Merced County schools, (a Education organization in California) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2024-03-13.

Cyber criminals infiltrated Merced County schools, costing districts thousands of dollars

“International cyber criminals have successfully targeted Merced County schools, compromising internal data and forcing some districts to pay a hefty price to get those attacks resolved.“

“Steve Tietjen, the county’s superintendent of schools, said a total of six Merced County school districts have been victims of cyber criminals in the last three years. “

“In some cases, cyber criminals threatened to leak compromised data to the public unless they were paid. “

“While Tietjen didn’t say whether any of the local districts paid ransoms, he said the combined cost to resolve the issues associated with the attacks approached $1 million. “

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