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Hackers Demand Up To $40 Million In Ransom From Broward Schools

The South Florida Sun Sentinel

Computer hackers attacked Broward County schools this month, demanding as much as $40 million in ransom to prevent personal information about students and teachers from being published, according to a transcript the hackers released online.

Hackers with the international malware group Conti posted a transcript March 26 of what they say is a two-week negotiation with a representative from Broward schools. The hackers started with an offer of $40 million and later reduced the demand to $15 million and then $10 million.

The unidentified district representative counter-offered with $500,000, which appeared to end negotiations, the transcript shows.

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