AL: Officials can’t confirm county school system hack isn’t ransomware

Sable Riley reports:

Mystery surrounds the malware attack on Houston County School servers, which officials could not confirm involves ransomware, through which hackers hold data hostage for a demanded ransom.

Superintendent David Sewell said that teachers’ computers may not be available for use by the school start date, which has been delayed to Monday, Aug. 5, four days later than the original Aug. 1 start date.

Read more on Dothan Eagle.

This post was corrected post-publication to reflect that the school district is the one in Alabama, not Georgia. Thanks to Doug Levin for catching the error.

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2 comments to “AL: Officials can’t confirm county school system hack isn’t ransomware”

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  1. Doug Levin - July 26, 2019

    Think that’s Houston County (AL) schools, not GA:

    • Dissent - July 26, 2019

      You’re absolutely right. Fixed it. Thanks!

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