Ransomware makes California nursing school feel ill

Instructor brought malware in from home through USB drive.

By Ryan Francis

About three months ago, an instructor at Gurnick Academy, a California-based nursing school, had his biggest fear come alive. When he tried to access his lectures, the files were encrypted. The teacher was literally locked out of his classroom.

If it wasn’t for a quick acting IT department, the entire school might have been in the same situation. They noticed the incident at the early stage and managed to prevent the encryption from spreading by disconnecting the infected device from the corporate network.

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Source: http://www.csoonline.com/