Hackers are increasingly launching ransomware attacks in order to make a quick buck. They lock down the target’s computer systems and then demand a ransom to decrypt the data. That same thing has happened with New York City’s Monroe College which has been hit by a ransomware attack. The hackers are now demanding $2 million to allow the college to access its computer systems once again. This attack has locked down Monroe College’s computer systems at campuses in Manhattan, St. Lucia, and New Rochelle. Even its website has been brought down. The ransomware was installed through the college’s network and the hackers are now asking for 170 bitcoins.
Source: Uber Gizmo