Hackers release 500GB of LA school district data stolen in ransomware attack

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) was hit by a ransomware attack in September. The group responsible for the attack has made good on a promise to release the data stolen during the breach.

According to TechCrunch, Vice Society, the gang that claimed responsibility for the theft, has released a 500GB data cache from the early September breach. The release contains private information like Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, physical and even mental health information on the kids.

LAUSD had until October 4 to pay the ransom initially according to the group, however they released the data early.

The Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest school district in the country with over 100 schools and 600,000 students.

LA Unified is not the only large school district hit by a ransomware attack. Just recently Chicago Public Schools had a large data breach in which records of nearly 500,000 Chicago Public Schools students were exposed.

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