“The District can confirm the attackers claimed to have exfiltrated and published data from the District’s systems,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
GRESHAM, Ore. — This week the Centennial School District has started to bring some of its systems back online after a data breach a few weeks ago prompted a shutdown of computer systems.
KGW received information that district data has been posted on the dark web. The information was shared in confidence. This week we spent time verifying its validity.
Multiple cyber security sources have confirmed it appears data from the Centennial School District has been posted on the dark web related to a ransomware attack.
“Ransomware goes in and it will encrypt data on your computer so you can’t access it,” said Ken Westin, director of security strategy at ReliaQuest.
Typically, the attackers won’t offer a way to decrypt the data until a ransom is paid. KGW received a screengrab of the website containing district data. At the top of the page, a message from the group Babuk…