Ransomware caused outages at RPS 205, could last days

WFIR in Illinois reports that Rockford Public Schools Dist. 205 suffered a ransomware attack that caused the widespread outages that began Friday.

The district is not sharing details about what type of ransomware or how much ransom was demanded — and whether they have paid it. But schools remain open while the district continues to work to recover from the attack and uses alternate phone lines and manual attendance-taking.

You can read the district’s full letter to parents on WFIR.


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