VA: Ransomware attack hits New Kent Co. Public Schools ahead of new school year

WTKR reports:

New Kent County Public Schools were subjected to a ransomware cyber attack, the school district’s superintendent announced Tuesday.

In a message to families, Brian J. Nichols said the files located on the district’s internal hard drive have been encrypted, meaning they are unable to access the files without paying a ransom. He says this “will cause an undue burden as we work to start school on time and ready for our students to learn.”

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