Ransomware Attack Leads to Payroll Issues at 21 Pinal County School Districts
The data processing service consortium of Pinal County schools in Arizona was attacked by ransomware over the weekend, jeopardizing the paychecks of some school employees. The attack has affected all 21 districts in the county. The FBI warns that cybercriminals target schools because they can access valuable information and taxpayer dollars. The school districts are working to resolve the issue and ensure that employees receive their paychecks on time. Some districts are even providing emergency loans and food assistance to affected staff members. The FBI and Homeland Security are investigating the attack.