Sag Harbor School Computers Impacted by Ransomware Attack

Dan Rattiner reports:

Kids at Sag Harbor’s Pierson High School who have bad grades might have gotten a lot to cheer about last Monday, November 11. On that day, administrators and teachers found out that hackers had seized the school’s computer system. What would happen to class schedules, reports, college acceptance information, salaries to be paid, bank balances? And the grades.

Of course, in the next few hours and days, Superintendent of Schools Katy Graves, citing the backup they had for such an occasion, hoped to get the system staggering to its feet. The outage, they initially predicted, might last 24 hours, or maybe a bit longer—but in fact, they were still down on Monday, November 18, according to a clerk at the front desk at the school system. Professionals from the outside have been brought in to reset everything from the backup.

Read more on Dan’s Papers. can find no notice on the district’s website or on the high school’s website concerning any ransomware incident.

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