NY: Some internet restored after Albany schools hacked

News10 reports an update on the cyberattack that hit Albany schools in New York earlier this month:

Students, faculty, and staff in the City School District of Albany who use Chromebooks to access the internet had their services restored on Monday. District systems and resources are still unavailable, though, for anyone using desktops or laptops, as the district continues to tread carefully after a cyberattack last weekend.

Read more at News10.

As of November 16, the district’s most recent update reads:

The City School District of Albany’s Internet connection remains available for all students, faculty and staff using Chromebooks on Wednesday as the district continues to focus on safely restoring web access following last week’s cybersecurity threat.

Access to some systems and resources have been restored on desktops and laptops, but most remain unavailable using devices other than Chromebooks. The district is following strategic steps toward full restoration of Internet access for all devices. We will continue to provide updates throughout the week.

None of the district’s information has been comprised by the cybersecurity threat, which was first detected Nov. 5. The district is working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to investigate.

All school and district operations continue to operate on the usual schedules Wednesday.

We continue to be grateful for your patience and understanding while we work to resolve this issue.

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