Huntsville City School warns parents that personal info may have been stolen in ransomware attack

On December 1, Huntsville City Schools shut down classes for the day due to a ransomware threat. Now, after three weeks of investigating the situation, the district is warning parents about personal information being compromised in the attack. Megan Reyna of WAAY31 reports:

School leaders say it is possible social security numbers and email addresses could be part of the information that was accessed by cybercriminals.

The system’s IT team has been working for three weeks on the attack. They are taking steps to stop the spread of ransomware.

[Is the ransomware still spreading??]

However, some information may have been accessed. This includes State Student Identification numbers from 2013, 2016 and 2020. It also includes email addresses from parents this year and social security numbers of employees who worked for the district in 2013, 2016 and 2020.

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