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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1875 US college pays $28,000 to get files back after ransomware attack
Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) has paid a public record of $28,000 (£22,500) in Bitcoins to extortionists after ransomware encrypted hundreds of thousands of files held on its servers.

In a public statement that shares the College’s homepage with upbeat messages about visiting its campus Lion Cafeteria, LAVC said the unnamed ransomware got inside the organisation on December 30.

It was detected within hours but too late to stop IT staff being locked out of critical files held on multiple servers. In addition to losing data access, important services went down, including the College’s network, email and phone system, bringing the College to a standstill.
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