Cost of ransomware attack on Baltimore County public schools climbs to $7.7M

Lillian Reed reports:

Baltimore County school officials estimate the ransomware attack in November will cost the system at least $7.7 million, nearing what Baltimore City spent following a similar attack in 2019.

The estimated costs cover a wide range of programs, services, trainings and licenses that helped Maryland’s third-largest school system respond to and recover from the attack, which took place the day before Thanksgiving and canceled two days of online classes for 111,000 students.

The district has said no personal information was stolen, but has not disclosed the extent of the attack nor any ransom demands.

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