On Sunday 2nd of October 2022, the Vice Society Ransomware gang published data and documents that were stolen from the Los Angeles Unified School District during a ransomware attack at the start of September. The release of the stolen data was confirmed by LAUSD superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho in a statement posted to Twitter.
“Unfortunately, as expected, data was recently released by a criminal organization. In partnership with law enforcement, our experts are analyzing the full extent of this data release,” – LAUSD superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho.
On the data leak posting by the Vice Society Ransomware gang, they included a message for the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which is assisting the school district in responding to the attack.
“CISA wasted our time, we waste CISA reputation,’ reads a message on the Vice Society ransomware data leak site.
NBC Los Angeles has warned that the leaked documents include “confidential psychological assessments of students, contract and legal documents, business records, and numerous database entries.” LAUSD has previously said that they notify those in the school community, partners, or employees if their personal information was exposed in the attack and would be providing free credit monitoring services.