Schools in Connecticut and Mississippi report ransomware attacks

Mike Savino and Kaitlyn Naples report:

Another school system in the state is dealing with a ransomware attack.

Watertown’s Superintendent of Schools Rydell Harrison confirmed that staff discovered the attack last Thursday.

Because school officials found the hack quickly, Harrison said “at this time there is no indication that our web-based systems that house student information and confidential information were accessed.”

Read more on WFSB.

Meanwhile in Mississippi, Daily Leader reports that another district did not fare as well and had their phones and internet system locked up by ransomware:

An investigation by multiple agencies is underway after the Lincoln County School District became the victim of a cyber attack Monday.

Superintendent Mickey Myers confirmed the attack late Monday night in a written message.

“The district computer systems have been encrypted by a ransomware virus. This cyber attack has adversely affected multiple systems in our network. We are investigating the incident with numerous agencies and will provide more information as soon as possible,” he said.

Read more on Magnolia State Live.

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