Wallenpaupack Area School District computers paralyzed in second ransomware attack

Peter Becker reports:

The second major cyber attack this calendar year against the computer systems of Wallenpaupack Area School District, led to a shut down of all 3,000 or so computers district-wide.

Referred to as a “ransomware” attack in which the perpetrator sends in a virus to lock down the systems and demands money to have them restored, is a problem nationwide,

Superintendent Michael Silsby told the school board, September 9. That was Day Four since the systems came down, the previous Thursday. They were still working to slowly restore the compromised servers the day after the school board meeting.

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