Crypto ransomware paralyzes a school district in California, demands bitcoin as ransom

On Wednesday, a crypto ransomware attack shut down server and telephone systems in the Mountain View-Los Altos school district in California. Malware requires Bitcoin as a ransom to restore services. The encrypted ransomware poses huge problems for teachers and administrators. Many classroom activities, such as exams and lectures, have to be stopped. In addition, fraudulent activities related to regional credit cards have occurred, which are believed to be related to the attack. It is still unknown whether the sensitive data of students has been leaked. The Mountain View-Los Altos government is asking for help from cybersecurity company Kroll, but said the system could be offline when the school resumes classes on Monday morning.