New GandCrab ransomware variant hammers Florida school district
The computer systems in a Florida Keys school district were down for a week due to a ransomware attack. The problems were made worse as right as district was bringing up some administration and school computers, Comcast suffered a day-long outage due to a cut fiber.
Monroe Country School District was the victim of a GandCrab ransomware attack. GandCrab, first spotted in January, was dubbed the leading ransomware threat in July. A school district employee working on payroll discovered undisclosed problems on Sunday, September 9, and submitted an IT ticket. IT contacted Symantec and was advised to bring it all down and secure the system.