NY: Riverhead schools hit by ransomware attack, shutting down computer and tech infrastructure

Alek Lewis reports:

The Riverhead Central School District was hit by a ransomware attack this morning, shutting down the district’s computer and technology infrastructure for what officials said could be several days.

The district sent out a statement this morning at 8:48 a.m. on their social media alerting parents to what was then described as an “outage” with their internet and email.

Read more on Riverhead Local.

The statement currently on the district’s website states:

Please be advised, the Riverhead Central School District is currently experiencing an outage with our internet and email. Our phone lines remain open at this time. Parents needing to contact the district are asked to please call the schools as we work to get our other communication platforms back online. We will update you when we have further information.

Update: This was reported in March to the Maine Attorney General’s Office as impacting 22,050 current and former students and employees. Their notice can be found linked from https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeviewer/ME/40/12cdefbd-34c3-417c-8679-d072fc4c1850.shtml

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