According to sources, Traverse City Area Public Schools (a Education organization in Michigan) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2024-03-30.

2024-03-30
Traverse City Area Public Schools close for cyber breach investigation

“Traverse City Area Public Schools is opening an investigation and closing school Monday after experiencing a network disruption that impacted the functionality and access of certain systems.“

“The school posted on Facebook, "Upon discovery of this incident, TCAPS immediately disconnected access to the network and promptly engaged a specialized third-party cybersecurity firm and IT personnel to assist with securing the environment, as well as, to conduct a comprehensive investigation to determine the nature and scope of the incident.“

“School will be closed Monday, April 1, 2024, and possibly Tuesday. “

2024-04-17
Ransomware Group Claims It Targeted Traverse City Schools

“A ransomware group claims it's behind the network disruption that forced Traverse City Area Public Schools to cancel class in early April.“

“In a letter to TCAPS families, Dr. John VanWagoner, district superintendent, acknowledged the claim without specifying who made it. “

“According to an article on comparitech.com, ransomware group Medusa posted to its site over the weekend that it stole 1.2 TB of data. One terabyte can hold roughly 6.5 million document pages (saved as Office files, PDFs, or presentations), 500 hours of high-definition video, or approximately 250,000 photos taken with a 12-megapixel camera, according to Dropbox.com. “

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