According to sources, Fauquier County Public Schools (a Education organization in Virginia) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2023-10-02.

Virginia school district open despite LockBit ransomware attack

“Fauquier County Public Schools runs 20 elementary, middle and high schools for more than 11,200 students. The county is about an hour from Washington, D.C. A spokesperson for the district confirmed to Recorded Future News that it suffered a ransomware attack on September 12 and “immediately engaged cybersecurity experts and notified the appropriate law enforcement agencies.” “

““Upon learning of this, we took immediate action to begin an internal investigation and created an incident response team that includes some of the country’s leading cybersecurity experts. Fortunately, the impact was minimal and we have been fully operational,” they said. “

“The LockBit ransomware gang said on Sunday that it was behind the attack, giving the school district until October 19 to pay an undisclosed ransom for an unknown amount of data. The school district did not respond to requests for comment about what information may have been taken or whether a ransom would be paid. “

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