According to sources, Hawaii Community College (a Education organization in Hawaii) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2023-07-28.

University of Hawaii makes payout to cyber criminals

“The University of Hawaii negotiated with cyber criminals for the first time to resolve a ransomware attack on Hawaii Community College.“

“College officials said they made the difficult decision to prevent sensitive information of tens of thousands from being dumped on the internet. “

“A spokesman for UH said the data of about 28,000 current and former employees and students was compromised in June, 2023. The criminal entity — which UH said had a confirmed history of posting stolen information when an agreement was not reached — put officials on notice. “

““They basically put your company’s name up on a site, on a webpage. It says that if you don’t contact us and and pay within seven days, we are going to compromise all this data and put it on the Internet,” said UH spokesman Dan Meisenzahl. “

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