Middletown Schools Hit With Ransomware Attack

Shawn R. Beals reports:

The Middletown school district is working to restore access to its computer systems after discovering a ransomware virus Thursday that had locked the staff out.

Ransomware is a type of computer virus that encrypts data, rendering it unusable. Typically, the virus demands a ransom payment in order to have access restored.

Schools Superintendent Michael Conner said the district has not paid any ransom. He said officials are still working to determine how the virus got into the system and who might be responsible.

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  1. Doug Levin - July 1, 2018

    This looks to be twice in recent years that Middletown has been snake bit by ransomware. See: https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Cyber-Threats-Become-Disruption-In-Connecticut-Schools-472775193.html, which references a 2017 incident.

    • Dissent - July 1, 2018

      Yep, but if you say it’s no big deal, you seem to slide under the media radar quite a bit. Good catch, Doug!

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