Nantucket Public Schools closed following ransomware attack

Irene Rotondo reports:

Nantucket Public Schools were closed early on Tuesday, Jan. 31 as an online ransomware attack overtook the entire island’s public school internet system, according to an email sent Tuesday morning from the Nantucket schools’ superintendent obtained by MassLive.

Nantucket Superintendent Elizabeth Hallett wrote in the message, “Earlier this morning, we discovered that Nantucket Public Schools computer systems were compromised by Ransomware. All student and staff devices have been shut down, and our safety and security systems, including phones and security cameras, are also disabled.

Read more at MassLive, via Brett Callow, who notes that this is the fifth school district to report being impacted by ransomware in January.

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