Ransomware Attackers Demand $2 Million From NYC College [telecom]

For now, the New York City-based Monroe College is declining to say whether it'll pay the $2 million ransom demand. The incident comes after two cities in Florida were hit with ransomware attacks and decided to pay up.

By Michael Kan

A New York City-based college has been hit with a ransomware attack, and hackers are demanding the school pay roughly $2 million in bitcoin to free the infected computers.

The attack struck Monroe College on Wednesday morning, causing its main website and email system to go down, according to The New York Daily News.

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