California Community College Río Hondo Dealing With Cybersecurity Incident
Río Hondo College in Southern California recently experienced a cybersecurity incident that disrupted campus functions for several days. While the school did not initially disclose the nature of the disruption, it was later revealed that the LockBit ransomware gang had targeted the college. The gang has demanded an undisclosed ransom, giving the school until November 20 to pay. This incident adds to the record-breaking number of cyberattacks on universities and colleges this year. The school is currently investigating the incident and has not disclosed whether they plan to pay the ransom or involve law enforcement. The LockBit gang has a history of launching devastating attacks globally, targeting various organizations.