East Texas School District Suffers Ransomware Attack

East Texas School District Suffers Ransomware Attack

(TNS) — Port Neches-Groves ISD, which is near Beaumont, Texas, lost access to files on all computer systems Tuesday afternoon after being attacked by ransomware, a type of cyberattack that renders files unusable then demands money for restoring access.


Superintendent Mike Gonzales said the attackers were asking for a “sizable amount of money,” and that several local law enforcement agencies and cybersecurity specialists were working to get the computers up and running again.


“In the meantime, all technology connections have been discontinued,” the district said in a statement.

“We are working hard to resolve the issue,” ..