Suffolk County, N.Y., to Discuss Hacking During Summit

Suffolk County, N.Y., to Discuss Hacking During Summit

(TNS) — Suffolk County, N.Y., and Long Island University's Homeland Security and Terrorism Institute will host a cybersecurity summit next month in the aftermath of two local school districts being hacked this summer with a ransomware virus, officials said Tuesday.


The summit, to be held Oct. 16, was organized partly in response to the Rockville Centre school district paying nearly $90,000 in July to hackers who encrypted files on the system’s server until payment was made to unlock the information. The other district, Mineola, was corrupted by the same ransomware, known as "Ryuk," but the district did not have to pay ..