National cyber crime investigation sparked after Northampton college hit by hackers

Logan MacLeod reports:

A national cyber crime investigation has been sparked after a college in Northampton was hit by hackers, forcing the school to close due to safety concerns.

Kingsthorpe College officials say it was the victim of a cyber attack, which has ‘significantly reduced’ its capacity to run its information management systems, meaning it cannot reopen ‘safely’ at the moment ‘due to the restriction of critical health and safety functions’.

The school has been closed for all of this week so far, with students forced to work from home.

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