Pinelands Regional School District Computers Hit by Emotet Virus

Rick Mellerup reports:

The Pinelands Regional School District is grappling with a crippling virus. Don’t worry, you don’t have to keep your kids home from school. It’s a computer virus, a malware program that has infected many of the district’s computers.

For example, the last time the board of education’s budget committee met, it wasn’t able to accomplish much. The reason – a draft budget couldn’t be accessed because of the virus.

According to Pinelands computer tech Phil Holman, who was present Monday evening to livestream the school board meeting so community members could watch from home, the virus, called Emotet, recently wreaked havoc in Allentown, Pa.

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