Idaho school works to recover data weeks after cyberattack

Julie Wootton-Greener reports that Jerome School District in Idaho is still working on recovering from a ransomware attack that they discovered on December 11. Readers may recall that at the time, the ransom amount was the equivalent of USD $65,000 and the district decided not to pay it as they felt they could recover from backups.

The Jerome School District has now been able to restore its most of its computer systems, such as payroll and its student database.

“We have the critical data restored for the most part,” Layne said.

About 95 percent of processes are functional, but there are still some connectivity issues, such as with a food service computer program and PowerSchool, a student management system.

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