Shirley Bilye provides an update on a ransomware attack affecting an Illinois school district:
Meredosia-Chambersburg school district has been able to get most of its computer system back online after a cyberattack tried to hijack the network.
Earlier this month, staff members started having problems using their computers. The screens eventually went black and the school district received an email demanding money for the computers to be made operational, Superintendent Thad Walker said.
Read more at My Journal Courier.
Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, another district is dealing with a different type of cybercrime. WDAD Radio reports:
On Tuesday night, the River Valley School Board authorized the solicitor’s office to seek qualified outside special counsel in connection with an investigation into a wire fraud incident in October of 2023.
According to district solicitor Ryan Cribbs, an outside network of one of the district’s vendors was breached and used to make a fraudulent wire transfer of $736,126.91, which was made to look like a routine payment from the district to the vendor. Cribbs said that federal authorities are investigating the incident.
Read more at WDAD Radio.