Kevin Ko reports: Facing a “system outage,” the Clover Park School District is investigating why it’s “experiencing a technology issue,” a district spokesperson said in a statement. “We are working with third-party cybersecurity specialists to investigate the root cause of this system outage and will provide 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 attack 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 have demanded $350,000 in ransom and have given the district 21 days to pay or have data dumped. They do not provide any proof of claims, but do offer to decrypt a “couple files” as proof if contacted via chat. Datahacks.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 provide updates. — Clover Park Schools (@CloverParkSD) May 26, 2021 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 provide updates. None of their subsequent tweets today referred to the problem or provided any update, however. Attempts to connect to the district’s web site tonight timed out.