Kevin ko reports: Facing a system outage, the Clover commons school district is investigating why its experiencing a technology issue, a territory spokesperson said in a statement. We are working with third-party cybersecurity specialists to inquire the root cause of this system outage and will ply more information as our investigation continues, the statement reads. read more on KIRO7, who was sent screencaps by an employee. The screencap indicates that CPSD was the victim of a ransomware snipe by what appears to be a new group or relatively unknown group of threat actors who appear to be calling themselves “PayOrG” (PayOrGrief). The attackers experience demanded $350,000 in ransom and have given the district 21 days to pay or have data dumped. They doh not supply any proof of claims, but manage offer to decrypt a “couple files” as proof if contacted via chat. DataBreaches.net is not publishing the url of the leak site. one tweet in the district’s timeline earlier today announced: CPSD experiencing a temporary tech issue. Follow district’s power & internet Outage Guidance. Students participating in virtual learning @home will continue w/classwork from home; students scheduled for in-person learning @school will continue on schedule. We’ll supply updates. Clover Park Schools (@CloverParkSD) may 26, 2021 CPSD experiencing a temporary tech issue. surveil district’s Power & net Outage Guidance. Students participating in virtual learning @home will keep w/classwork from home; students scheduled for in-person learning @school will continue on schedule. We’ll provide updates. None of their subsequent tweets today referred to the problem or provided any update, however. Attempts to join to the district’s web site tonight timed out.