NEW YORK:— Monroe College’s computer system was hacked by someone demanding a $2 million ransom in bitcoin currency, the Daily News has learned.
The ransomware attack was reported to the NYPD on Wednesday, shortly after the hacker crippled the Bronx-based school’s computer network by encrypting its files remotely.
Police sources say the hack affected each of Monroe’s campuses and facilities, including its schools Manhattan, New Rochelle, and Florida. More than 5,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at the college.
The school was told the system would be back up and running once it paid 170 bitcoins. The digital currency, which is difficult