Columbus County Schools gives progress update after cyber hack wiped systems

Bryant Reed reports:

After a “cyber disturbance” that took out internet and phone lines in the Columbus County school system, the superintendent says they’re moving in the right direction, but still need plenty of help.

School officials presented the update Monday night at the county commissioners meeting.

 The attack had hit all 17 schools in the district and the recovery efforts have been going on since October.  So far, the district has spent about $900,000 on recovery.

Commissioners approved reimbursing the school district $100,000 on Monday night. Around $800,000 is yet to be recouped. County commissioners have voted to ask the state for help for the rest.

Read more on WECT. It’s not clear from the news stories I’ve read whether the district had/has any insurance that could be covering these costs.

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