Broward County Public Schools Hacked Records Get Published


Hackers who stole nearly 26,000 files from the Broward County Public School District have published them after their ransom of $40 million was not met.

The files contain Broward School District accounting and financial records, including invoices, purchase orders, and travel and reimbursement forms.

The international malware group Conti posted the files after the district announced it had no intention of paying a ransom. Officials are analyzing the posted content.

“Our investigation is ongoing, and we have no evidence that any individuals’ personal information has been accessed or removed from our network or compromised in any way.”BCPS said.

“Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is aware of the recent actions taken by the criminals who breached our system. With the assistance of outside experts, the District has implemented a plan to analyze the content to determine what further action is necessary. BCPS will make all the necessary notifications, based on the analysis of the data. Cyber security experts are continuing to investigate the incident and enhance measures system-wide."

The FBI does not support paying a ransom in response to ransomware gang attacks.

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